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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Oct 26, 2009
    Exclamation MacBook & Wireless Linksys Router Password Setting
    Hello everyone,

    I'm new to the board and semi new in the mac world I got a little problem though... Okay so i live in an apartment and everyone loves my free WIFI lol now I guess my ? is how can i place a password on my wireless network and prevent others from feeding off of my connection??

    Thanks in advance all help is appreciated..

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    bennjiboi's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 16, 2007
    Sydney, Bondi
    iMac 27" 3.06Ghz 4G Ram| iPhone 3G 8Gb
    Welcome to the forum!

    What sort of modem/router is it? Usually, in the setup, the same place that you would find details for setting the SSID you will find security settings to 'lock' (secure) the network.

    If you let us know what make and model I'm sure we'll be able to help a little more

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    maz94protege's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 09, 2005
    Northern VA
    MacbookPro 15.4, 2.2ghz i7 (Late 2011), Macbook 1,1 1.83ghz CoreDuo
    login to your linksys router by typing in your browser URL box.

    default user name and passwords are both "admin" all lower case.

    when you get into the router, there is an easy setup icon you can select or select the wireless tab, then wireless security settings. That is where you can create/edit your password for the network. Whatever you do, write down the password and verify you input it correctly, just so you dont lock youself out. if you do, there is a small reset button on the back of every router (where the ports are), hold it down for 15seconds and youll be back to default. (SSID linksys, no password/web encryption)

    Hope this helps, just PM me if you would like me to walk you through step by step.


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    Member Since
    Oct 26, 2009
    THANK YOU!!!!!! WOW.... What a difference before i had my network block I was running on 3.0megs now that i finally figured it out with your guys help it's at 10Megs and 3.Megs Upload!

    Thanks Again...

  5. #5

    Member Since
    May 04, 2013
    finally! a simple answer
    many google searches later, finally found this thread, took me 2 minutes to finally secure my network, no more free wifi neighbours!
    Many thanks!

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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    Best protection is WAP2 Personal with a thirteen numeric/alphabetic password. That will kick them off!
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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