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» Configure your Sky Netgear Router's Wireless Settings
How to Configure or setup your Sky Broadband Netgear DG834GT Router's Wireless Settings
To setup or configure your Sky wireless router, you will have to log into the router using the following
http://192.168.0.1 the default details to log in are
Once you have logged in you will need to select Wireless Settings
Once you are on the Wireless Settings page you will or should see this….
You may want to start by changing the default Wireless Network settings to
match your needs like this, you may find you will have to change the Mode:
settings depending on how stable your connection to the wireless device is.
You may or may not want to change these settings, if you are going to be using
the Wireless side of the router you will have to leave the Wireless Access Point
enabled but you may not want to broadcast the name (SSID) in which case you
can disable that.
Once this is done you will then need to decide to secure your Wireless Network
by turning on the Wireless Station Access List
After you enter the Wireless Station Access List you will have a number of
options to choose from, as this is one of the best ways to help secure your
network I would suggest you turn on the Access Control On.
Having done this you may see that there is already a Wireless Device connected
to you in which case you need to make sure that’s its one of your machines and
not an outsider, as you can see from the image below there is an UNKNOWN
device that’s quite normal for Netgear routers and is easy to fix.
If you are unsure what the UNKNOWN device is then you can do the following,
either manually add the MAC Address that you can see and add a name.
If you would feel safer doing it this way then go to the first machine I wish to add
and get the MAC Address from the Wireless Network Connection icon from the
Then click on the Support Tab at the top
Then click on the Details button
And you will then see the details of your connection the one you will be interested
in is the very top one
Once you have the MAC Address: go back to the router and add it manually you
can also give it a name and you will probable then see the UNKNOWN device
As you can see the UNKNOWN device has now vanished and the Wireless
Network is secure
If not then its possible its one of your other machines and if you don’t have
anymore then its an intruder who will no longer be able to use your connection.
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key)
Now you need to choose which option you would like to use, the default option is
WEP and is pre configured by Sky for you and there should be a small card in
the box with all these details on, most if not all Wireless Network Adaptors will
support this option and if you want to use this then I suggest you change the
default setting to ones you would prefer.
There are two types of WEP encryptions 64Bit and 128Bit for obvious reason
128Bit is far more secure, all you need to do to use this form of security is enter a
Passphrase: and Generate the Keys. Some Adaptors will allow you to use the
same Passphrase that you have put in the router but you may find some will not
and you will need to use one of the Keys, to use the Keys just copy and paste one
from the list and put it on a Pen Drive or Floppy if these options are not
available to you then just write one of them down but remember which Key it
was you picked ie: Key1, Key2 etc and put it into your Wireless connections set-
A lot of modern Wireless Adaptors will allow you to use WPA-PSK which is far
easier and in my opinion far safer to use and if you don’t need WEP for any
thing then this would be a better choice all you need to do with this is enter a
Network Key (8 ~ 63 characters) and use that same Key in all your Wireless
**Please not that some game consoles require WEP for Internet connection
We have produced this tutorial as a PDF file, which you can download from here
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