Router security help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jynx21, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. jynx21 macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2006
    Hi Guys

    Just having a few problems with the security settings on my Netgear WGR614. I have discovered that i had it on default and my lucky next door neighbour has been running about 5 pcs on my wireless connection. I have been to the settings page in Netgear and tried both of the security settings (WEP & WPA-PSK) but they seem to shut out my laptop which is on the wireless network. My desktop which is connected directly into the router carries on working fine. Could someone please explain the security settings to me and give me an idea as to how to make ny network secure - yet still access it myself.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Cuckoo macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2003
    The Netherlands - Utrecht
  3. Darwin macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2003
    round the corner
    When encrypting your network it will only apply to your wireless connection which is why your wired machine is not affected

    Typically you want to go for WPA, WEP is weaker and by design is flawed so it can be broken

    Once you have set this up on your router your laptop won't be able to just log on, you will need to select your Wireless network from the list of availbe networks and it will ask you for a password. You then simply enter the same password that you entered in when you set up the encryption

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