Quick Guide To Securing Your Wi-Fi Community

This address is utilized by Linksys routers and open source linux based firm wares that are well matched with Linksys routers.As a result is apt to be set as default gateway on PCs connected to a router. as well commonly includes web interface which controls the configuration of the router. If you are can’t access this address it is likely that you need some kind of network configuration issue.

One more reviewer had much the same experience, and said that this was his new favorite router after testing it out intensively. The router had no dropped connections or random restarts though he had 11 distinct devices hooked up over WiFi. There is expectation that the firmware updates is going to improve the quality of the router.

MAC (Media Access Control) will be used. This is like a computers finger print. You will have to remember to allow this computer into your network. Unless they are explicitly allowed to join the network they will not be able to unless this step is complete, even though they know the SSID and Shared Key.

If the internet connection still isn’t work you may want to call your internet service provider to see if they are experiencing an outage in your area. If so you can simply wait for the internet connection to be restored when your internet provider is done working on it. If there is no outage then you will need to continue troubleshooting.

For a Linksys or 3Com router the address is while for Netgear the address is You will be prompted to enter the user name as “admin” followed by the password.

Change the position of your access point antenna. This can sometimes improve the performance of your commercial wireless network. Play around with the position and see if you notice a difference. Try to put it in a place where it avoids obstacles and reflective surfaces, like near the ceiling.

We must walk before we can run. I recommend that first, you create a wired link between your router and the PC in question. Make sure that you have communication in both directions. (You may need to temporarily place the PC near the router to connect a Category 5 100baseT LAN cable between the router and the PC.) Then, create an unsecured wireless link. Finally, secure the wireless link.

Click the OK button and you should be able to get back in to your network from a hard wired computer. If you have a wireless adapter you will have to follow these steps in your wireless clients to allow them back into the network.

Now that you know how to configure your router for home use, it is now the best time to install a router in your home for your total connectivity convenience.