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Subject  :  network key?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  25 Oct, 2006 on 14:45
"Looking at the specs on that router on the dlink site, you don't really need to install any software for that router. You should be able to connect a computer to that router via a wire (a regular Ethernet cable), and set the connected computer to get an IP address via DHCP. Let the router assign an IP address to that computer then fire up any web browser and go to:

http://192.168.0.1

user name: admin

and leave the password blank. This will bring you to the setup screen for the d-link router. You'll want to change the admin password (one of the options in its setup allows you to change this) so that once you turn on the wireless options you won't leave your router open to anyone to hack into.

You can also set up the wireless stuff. In a lot of routers it is shipped to a default of the wireless stuff turned off, you may need to turn it on. But you'll be able to do that from the setup menu.

Once you get wireless turned on and working, you'll want to turn on the router's wireless encryption (and get it set up in OS/2 also) for added security (Without encryption, anyone within range of your router will be able to have full access to your internet connection and possibly your home network ). But my advice is don't turn on the encryption stuff until you get a basic wireless connection working.

Also, if you have either Revision A or B of that router, I notice that D-Link has posted firmware updates for those 2 revisions on their support website. If that router is at Revision D, then it is shipped with the latest firmware.

Hope this helps."

I was able to enter setup with http://192.168.0.1 and using admin / no password. I was able to change the network name and password.

I did the above (which was extremely helpful). I have it setup. I tried it without security turned on. It worked with my Win Gateway notebook computer. When I went to turn on the network key, it would not go any further after entering something. I could be enterring the wrong information. I tried both Mozilla and SeaMonkey. It would not get past after entering the alphanumeric word/numbers I entered. I will have to turn off security till I find an answer. I can hit 'suspend' on my cable modem to help with security.

I did upgrade to the latest version for this wifi router; wbr 1310.


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Subject  :  Re:network key?
Author  :  Dobber
Date  :  25 Oct, 2006 on 21:05
network key = wifi access security NOT internet security.

Your router's NAT/firewall deals with cable modem traffic into your local network. Suspending your cable modem does nothing for wireless security, unless you're worried about someone leeching your internet connection. As a temporary fix, go to ADVANCED -> NETWORK FILTER and explicitedly define the MAC addresses you will allow to connect to the router.

Also, try using the Win notebook and see if mozilla/seamonkey under windows has the same behaviour. You can also try using netscape 4.x or links on os/2.


Subject  :  Re:network key?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  25 Oct, 2006 on 21:34
Thank you for the information. I will check it out.

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