Configure Internet Router Security Settings

Posted by RecomHub on January 31, 2015

Every time you purchase a new wireless router you need to make it Wi-Fi enabled and make sure the network is secured. To set up the device you need to know your router info and password, this includes the IP address 192.168.l.l. On older routers, especially if someone has changed the IP address, password or you’ve simply forgotten the details.
You can find the Wi-Fi password on a label stuck to the router, and it may even show the user name and password and default IP address. The following steps will help you change your Internet security passphrase.
Find or Change Your Internet Security Passphrase

  1. Open the a web browser that you use: Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Opera and type in the IP address for your router, it could be 192.168.l.l. (http://www.routeripaddress.com/)
  2. A window will open and then type in your routers default username and password. (http://www.routerpasswords.com/)
  3. Go to the Wireless Security\Network Security Settings Tab and open it to locate or change your WEP or WPA Security Passphrase.
  4. Use WPA because it provides better security.
  5. Write this Security Passphrase down and put it in a safe place to access when needed.
  6. Save settings and close your browser.


How to Access Router Settings Page

If the wireless router is not working through Wi-Fi, connect an Ethernet cable between your router and your PC or laptop.

  1. Bring up a command prompt by typing ‘command’ in the Start menu search box and choosing Command Prompt.
  2. Type ipconfig and press Enter. You will see a list of the network adapters in your PC. Look through the information to find the number next to Default gateway. This is the IP address of your router.How_to_access_router_settings
  3. Open a web browser and type this number – in this case – into the address bar, then press Enter. (Don’t add http:// before the IP address. You should now see the login screen for your router.How-to-access-router-settings-step-4_thumb
  4. If you don’t see the login screen, it could be because the gateway IP address has been manually entered under your network adapter settings.


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