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#621148 - Mon May 02 2011 08:18 AM Wireless connection security
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This is something I have thought about over the years so thought that I would ask.

I have had this wireless connection for years, on several computers, but it is not secured so anyone can connect to my service.

How do I set a password?
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#621162 - Mon May 02 2011 08:47 AM Re: Wireless connection security [Re: sue943]
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What type of wireless modem do you have?
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#623563 - Mon May 09 2011 01:59 PM Re: Wireless connection security [Re: ladymacb29]
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BT Voyager.
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#624054 - Wed May 11 2011 12:02 AM Re: Wireless connection security [Re: sue943]
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You don't need just a password. You need to find the routers 'home page', it'll be an IP address. You can then set the security level, WPSK2 is best I believe (if I've got it wrong someone will tell you). Try looking here: http://www.voyager.bt.com/
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#624123 - Wed May 11 2011 08:05 AM Re: Wireless connection security [Re: romeomikegolf]
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I can't get into my control panel, it wants a username and password. Ah well, it will just have to stay open.
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#624147 - Wed May 11 2011 09:46 AM Re: Wireless connection security [Re: sue943]
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Sue, I don't know about the internet in the UK but here in Oz if I couldn't figure out what to do I'd ring the my ISP and get onto the tech help people. I always start by saying something like "I know I should know this but..." or "I need to ask you a really silly question.." and they are always very helpful smile Best of British!
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#624195 - Wed May 11 2011 12:39 PM Re: Wireless connection security [Re: Tizzabelle]
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If you can't get to the control panel, Sue, try putting in the words "admin" and "password" when it asks you for username/password - they're the standard defaults. When you get on to the main screen, you may need to hunt around for the page referring to the password necessary to connect to the Internet - that's the one you need to add.

If that doesn't work, I'd go along with Tizzabelle and ring the BT tech support guys.
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#624312 - Wed May 11 2011 06:38 PM Re: Wireless connection security [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I recommend getting a Cisco Valet Wireless router. They're not very expensive and have an incredibly easy to set up security system, which includes a password protected network and an unlocked guest network. I don't know about their availability in the UK though.


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#624501 - Thu May 12 2011 12:11 PM Re: Wireless connection security [Re: GuruOfTrivia]
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Where I live it is unlikely that any of my neighbours would use my connection. I will try to find the box and instructions which came with it.
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#624516 - Thu May 12 2011 12:46 PM Re: Wireless connection security [Re: sue943]
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Sue - if you can't find the manual, it may be on that company's website. I've started to go to the websites and download the manuals so I don't have to worry about keeping all those papers around.
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#624536 - Thu May 12 2011 01:39 PM Re: Wireless connection security [Re: ladymacb29]
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The default password for a BT Voyager modem is:

username: admin
password: admin

If that doesn't work, put admin in the username field and leave the password blank. If that doesn't work, a password was most likely set for it and you'd need to contact the your internet provider's tech support.

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#625254 - Sat May 14 2011 10:15 AM Re: Wireless connection security [Re: pyonir]
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If the default username and password given by pyonir don't get you into the router's Control Panel, then you can reset the router to its default username and password by following the procedure described here.
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#820033 - Fri Aug 31 2012 03:35 AM Re: Wireless connection security [Re: tellywellies]
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All solved now that I have the new fibre optic, the engineers have secured it for me. smile
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