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Netgear WGT624 wireless router - how to make security-enabled?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by python1340, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. python1340

    python1340 Licensed to Ill

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    I'm looking through all the options in the router, but I don't see where I'm supposed to set the key/password so my wireless network is secure? Am I just blind? I don't want a neighbor stealing my bandwidth. Help!
     
  2. Ljunatic

    Ljunatic On The Fringe

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    On my MR814v2 it is accessed from the wireless settings page

    I access the router by IP address 192.168.0.1 with a browser
    Log in as admin

    Default password on mine was password(yours may be different) and you should have changed the password. If not change it now!
     

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    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    AND turn on NAT/NAPT or SPF in the router.

    Then, once all of your machines are on, turn off the SSID beacon on your AP.

    This is a very basic hardening; I do MUCH more to secure important business networks against invasion--but to protect your bandwidth, this is enough.
     
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    Turn on WPA.
    Only allow as many DHCP leases as how many machines you run.
     
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    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    Sorry not to be a wise *** but.

    Read the manual that came with the router.
    It really does tell you where you can change the default password to access the router and setting up your WEP.

    If the router did not come with a manual DL it from the manufactures website.
     
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    python1340 Licensed to Ill

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    Don't worry about being a smart ***. There's been more than one time I've told someone to "RTFM". I'm doing this for a friend, no manual. :(
     
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    python1340 Licensed to Ill

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    I think I found my answer at that link you sent:

    Using WPN824, WGR614, or WGT624 Routers as an Access Point
    You can now log in to the wireless router/access point at its new address of http://192.168.1.99 and configure wireless features such as WEP and Access Control List UPnP, DMZ, Port Forwarding, and Port Triggering are not used on the wireless router/access point, and it doesn't matter how they are configured.
     
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    python1340 Licensed to Ill

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    I missed this suggestion. I like it, but I want to leave 1 and maybe even 2 open for people who might come see him with laptops.