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How To Password Protect WiFi Connection ? Noob here.

Discussion in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps' started by Abhishek Rawal, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Abhishek Rawal

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    Engineering Discipline:
    Electronics & Communications
    I bought Asus DSL N10E, Wireless Router. I have set up it with NO security.
    Can anyone teach me how to secure it with password (WPA/WPA2 , WPE, whatever!) ?

    snapshot29.

    What to do in here ?
     
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  2. Kaustubh Katdare

    Administrator

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    Electrical
    No security means anyone within the wireless range of your router will be able to connect - and consume the data and bandwidth meant for you. For the screen that you've pasted, I'd recommend -

    1. 2.4 GHz (Better Range)
    2. SSID -> Abhishek's Wi-Fi or any other name that you want your wireless connection to show.
    3. Encryption: WPA2 should do.
    4. WPA-PSK (Pre Shared Key) - Enter a keyword that the network will ask you when you connect. Don't keep it too complex; but keep it something that you can easily remember. Typing complicated passwords on phone is difficult. But it's a one time job!
     
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  3. Abhishek Rawal

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    Electronics & Communications
    Thanks a lot. Doing it & giving feedback asap.
     
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  4. Abhishek Rawal

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    Electronics & Communications
    @Kaustubh Katdare There are two WPA : 1) WPA2 (AES) 2) WPA2 (TKIP)
    or WPA/WPA2 ?
    Which one to select ?
     
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  5. Kaustubh Katdare

    Administrator

    Engineering Discipline:
    Electrical
    WPA 2 (AES) .
     
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  6. Abhishek Rawal

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    Engineering Discipline:
    Electronics & Communications
    alrighty done. Thanks.
     
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  7. Gollapinni Karthik Sharma

    Engineering Discipline:
    Computer Science
    WPA2( AES ) for higher security and encrypting your data and password
     
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  8. Anoop Kumar

    Anoop Kumar Mentor

    Engineering Discipline:
    IT
    Disable SSID broadcasting.
    Whatever device you want to connect you need to enter SSID/password manually.
     
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