I want to change my WPA Shared Key....

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  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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    I'm trying to prevent access to my wifi network by changing the WPA Shared Key. How do I do that?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    What router do you have, that may help a bit.
     
  3. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    If you are using an Apple router, you go into Airport Utility (in the Applications -> Utilities folder).

    Choose your router in the list on the left and double click. A window will open.
    Within the Airport section, click on the Wireless tab.
    You'll see the two fields to enter a new password.
    When done, click on Update and your router will apply the settings.

    If you aren't using an Apple router, you usually access the admin by going to http://192.168.1.1

    -Kevin
     
  4. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok I have accessed the admin but only option for changing is user name password. I don't think that's the share key.
     
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    Ok, in basic security settings what it has for the wep key is different than my actual wpa shared key. There's no clear guide on changing the wpa key.
     
  6. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Westell router
     
  8. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, never used a Westell router.

    -Kevin
     

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