How do I make my connection secured?
Computer OS: Windows Vista
Hello, I am John C., Computer Science Engineer, Networking Expert in JustAnswer. I will be very happy & will do my best to help you.Do you want to add a password XXXXX your wireless network?Please click the "Reply to expert" button below to let me know.Thank you.
Yes. If this is what it takes to make it secure.
Yes. What's your router brand and model?Please click the "Reply to expert" button below to let me know.Thank you.
Brand - cisco
model - wrt310n
OK, thank you! In order to setup security please follow the steps below:1- Click here ---> 192.168.1.12- A new window will prompt for a User name and Password. Leave the User name field blank then enter your router’s password ("admin" is the default password, without the quotes), then click OK.3- Click Wireless on top (usually the second menu option)4- Click Basic Wireless Settings (usually already selected)5- Select Manual6- Enter the new name you want next to SSID. (Or leave it like that. This is your network name)7- Click "Wireless Security"8- Select WPA2 Personal9- Enter the new password XXXXX to "Passphrase". This will be your new wireless network password.10- Click Save Settings. Wait 5 minutes without trying to connect.11- IMPORTANT ----> You MAY lose connection after configuring the password. Please turn off the wireless router, wait 15 seconds and turn it ON, then wait 5 minutes (yes please, 5 minutes), and then connect to your wireless network, it will ask you the new password.I cordially request that you do not take a correct answer as a bad or poor answer.Please ONLY select "Good or Excellent Service" below (and then click Submit) so I can get a positive feedback in justanswer.com. If you are not ready to do so, click "REPLY TO EXPERT"Thank youJohn C.Computer Science Engineer
I followed the directions and was able to change passphrase and reconnect. Now, how do I make sure or know the connection is secure?
If you were asked to enter a password XXXXX order to connect, then the connection is secure.Please ONLY select "Good or Excellent Service" below (and then click Submit) so I can get a positive feedback in justanswer.com. If you are not ready to do so, click "REPLY TO EXPERT"Thank youJohn C.Computer Science Engineer
Computer Science Engineer and A+ Certified.
Thanks John. I will Rate to Finish now.