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This is a discussion on Wep/wpa within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; The Netgear router which came with our Sky Broadband is set up with WEP but, as this is not as ...
- 10-03-09, 09:00 AM #1
The Netgear router which came with our Sky Broadband is set up with WEP but, as this is not as secure as WPA/WPA2, it is possible to change this - and, if so, how, please?
- 10-03-09, 09:15 AM #2
Open a browser and enter:
into the address and then enter:
for the username/password and from there click the link for 'Wireless settings' and then change the security settings to your liking.
- 10-03-09, 03:24 PM #3
Re: Wep/wpaThe Netgear router which came with our Sky Broadband is set up with WEP
- 10-03-09, 05:55 PM #4
Or there has been issues on the wireless previously for this user and they settings have been changed to help them. Unless someone has messed up all routers go out WPA enabled by default.
- 10-03-09, 06:28 PM #5
Mmmm.. that rings a distant bell!
When we first went over to Sky Broadband and got the router, we had issues with connection which, for some reason was caused by the McAfee installation.
It is possible that customer service had us change to WEP to try and connect.
In fact, I took off the McAfee completely and reinstalled it - this solved the problem.
Maybe that is why we are not on WPA by default.
Is it possible to change this now - do I just have to check the WPA box? Will I need a different password to connect my laptop?
- 10-03-09, 08:54 PM #6
Just tick the box for WPA and enter a password. It is more secure to use one of your own making, rather than the default. The Key must be from 8 to 63 ASCII characters and you will have to enter this on your laptop.
The default key can be returned, should you want to, by resetting the router by pushing a biro in the reset hole at the rear and holding it there until the lights flash. As mentioned it is also printed on the router label.
- 10-03-09, 09:29 PM #7
Thanks. I will try it and let you know how I get on.
- 11-03-09, 06:26 AM #8
As above just put a tick back into WPA-PSK and the default key should pop up in the box, if not just set your own and click the apply button. If your laptop has issues with WPA you will have problems getting onto the wireless, if not it will ask for the key and you just type it in.
- 11-03-09, 08:34 AM #9
Thanks to everyone for their help!