How to Setup security for Linksys® router
A wireless router can be used to allow access to the Internet or a computer network without the need for a cable connection. It might also function in a wired LAN (local area network), a wireless only LAN or a mixed wired/wireless network. A great benefit of wireless router is the USB 2.0 port. This port might allow you to simply plug your printer into the router and give it wireless capability. Linksys router provides various facilities for increasing security of the network, so that the computer and the network remain secure from hackers. You need to setup an admin password for the router. A username and password is provided default in the router. You need to change the default username and password. You need to also turn on the router firewall for better security.
- Set a new password
- Unable to access network
- 'Access denied’
Set a new password
You need to log in to the router's administrative mode through a Web browser by using your current password and username. This password is provided by default in the computer. Make sure that the password is set according to your need. Linksys routers typically have the Web address http://192.168.1.1. In the password field, enter "admin”. After logging in you need to change the default password for better security.
Unable to access network
You might have turned on Encryption. To encrypt the network you need to set a password and user name. If you type a wrong password or user name, you might not be able to access the network. Enter the original password for accessing network. Otherwise, you might see ‘access denied’ message.
Reconfiguring router will resolve most of the issues in the router. You might see ‘Router not connected’ error message. If the adapter status shows "Not Connected", you can go to view available networks and then click on Connect after selecting a wireless network. If the network's name that you wish to connect does not appear in this list or you are unable to connect to the network, you might try to reconfigure the router to server connection using the configuration manual of your router.
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