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Nirjhar, Certified Networking Engineer
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how do I set up a password for my westell wireless router so

Customer Question

how do I set up a password XXXXX my westell wireless router so my neighbor can't use my internet?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Nirjhar replied 6 years ago.
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Nirjhar :

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Nirjhar :

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Customer:

hi

Nirjhar :

go to run... type in cmd, click ok.
type ipconfig and press enter.
look at the # XXXXX the right of Default gateway.
type your "default gateway" number into the address bar in your web browser.
it will probably be something like 192.168.1.254 or 192.168.1.1 depending on your ISP.

Nirjhar :

open your internet explore and type 192.168.1.1

Customer:

i dont see Run after I clicked start menu

Nirjhar :

leave it

Nirjhar :

open your internet explorer

Nirjhar :

and type 192.168.1.1

Nirjhar :

it will ask you for username and password

Nirjhar :

User ID admin Password XXXXX
or
User ID admin Password XXXXX

Customer:

I did but nothing happened. it still show ID and password

Nirjhar :

when you open internet explorer and typed 192.168.1.1

Nirjhar :

did you get a dialog box asking for username and password ?

Customer:

yes, I entered admin for both and it didn't work.

Customer:

dialog box reappeared

Nirjhar :

User ID admin Password XXXXX

Nirjhar :

user id should be admin

Nirjhar :

password XXXXX password

Customer:

let me try again

Nirjhar :

yes

Customer:

sorry, it works

Customer:

what next

Nirjhar :

good

Nirjhar :

go down to privacy settings. Pick which encryption type to use

Nirjhar :

I recomened oWPA-PSK or TKIP) if that doesn't fly with your laptop (or other wifi stuff) then pick the highest encyption meathod that all of your wireless devices are capable of (like WEP) 64-bit,

Customer:

it asked for user name and new password XXXXX should I type?

Nirjhar :

Then create a wireless key to use

Customer:

ok

Nirjhar :

the WEP Key is treated as a string of text characters, and the number of characters must be either 5 (for 64-bit encryption) or 13 (for 128-bit encryption) or 29 (for 256-bit encryption).

Nirjhar :

Create WEP

Nirjhar :

and you will get your passowrd

Nirjhar :

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Customer:

I just created new id and password XXXXX what next

Nirjhar :

you just got one

Nirjhar :

now when your neighbor will try to connect

Nirjhar :

this password XXXXX be asked

Customer:

no no

Customer:

I am slow

Customer:

I have'nt done the wep thing yet

Nirjhar :

you got it sir

Customer:

privacy setting

Nirjhar :

by default it takes as wep

Nirjhar :

go to privacy settings and see if you have written in fron of WEP

Customer:

i dont see privacy setting

Nirjhar :

do you see security tab

Nirjhar :

anything related to security

Nirjhar :

or key

Nirjhar :

or password

Customer:

no

Nirjhar :

or just settings

Customer:

main, wireless setting, my network....

Nirjhar :

go to wireless settings

Customer:

then

Nirjhar :

check anything related to security

Nirjhar :

or privacy

Customer:

I saw security : enable

Nirjhar :

or passwords

Nirjhar :

or wep

Nirjhar :

open it and use wep

Nirjhar :

and follow the steps as i told

Nirjhar :

use 64bit wep

Nirjhar :

and put 5 bits password

Nirjhar :

and its done

Customer:

what is the key code? at the bottom

Customer:

is that the code to access the wireless internet?

Nirjhar :

you can put any key you want to

Nirjhar :

thats the code that will be asked if anyone uses your wireless connection

Customer:

4X support OFF and Mac authentication : Disable . Are those correct?

Nirjhar :

done

Nirjhar :

good work

Nirjhar :

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