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Securing a Philipps wireless internet connection

Posted on 2008-02-01
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Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I'm using a wireless internet device connection but have no clue as to how to secure it and even where to start lookiing. Has anyone got any idea?


Question by:racineconde

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by:Bird Dog
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I have never used a phillips but most of them have a internet config. do an ipconfig /all on your computer to find out the ip. your ip will be something like  now in your internet explorer copy in your exact ip but replace the 10 with a 1 this should bring up your web interface which you will need to input your user and pass then change all of the setting.

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jeffiepoo earned 1000 total points
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WOW. I don't know what either of you are talking about. But I can help.

I don't know what the thing is about but he was close.

IF you are using windows XP, and you are directly hooked up to the router with a CAT5 cable and you are connected. If you try to change router settings when you are hooked up wirelessly, you will screw everything up. After you are hooked up witha CAT 5 cable, here is what you do:

1.) Hold down the windows button (next to ctrl) and press R. This should bring up the run dialog box.
2.) type cmd and press enter.
3.) type ipconfig /all
4.) Here is where our friend went wrong, -find the "default gateway" ip address. It should be something like, but not necessarily.
5.) Go into internet explorer's address bar and type this number.
6.) This should magically bring you to the router set up page. (sometimes there is a password and a username. Here are some common default usernames and passwords.
Username: (literally blank)
password: admin

username2: admin
password: (literally blank)

username3: admin
password: password

you can try various versions of these 3.

7.) on the router set up page, you can set wireless security ect. ect. ( I would recommend WPA or WPA2 wireless security over WEP)
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If jeffiepoo's general directions don't get you there, please tell us the model and version number of the router (usually printed on a sticker on the bottom).
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wemore's solution did not work.

jeffipoo's solution does work for me, but I can add my flat mates' to the connection (I'm using mac filtering).

the router's is a Philipps (Wireless Base Station 11g True Turbo), model = "SNB6500".

Thanks for your help.

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Darr247 earned 1000 total points
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I don't understand the ''but'' part of
> jeffipoo's solution does work for me, but I can add my flat mates' to the connection (I'm using mac filtering).

If you CAN add your faltmates' MAC addresses to the filtering, what part is not working? should take you to the configuration login screen if you didn't change the router's default IP.

Did you enable the Firewall under Security and click Save Settings?

Then still under Security, click Wireless and check WPA & WPA2.
Enter the passphrase you want to use to secure your network (you'll need to tell each person that you want to allow to access your network what that passphrase is), then click Save Settings again.

Finally, click Wireless Encryption on the left, then select WPA/WPA2 ONLY back on the right.
Click Save Settings and now security should be in effect.

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Can you, or Can't you add people to the connection? Are you still having a problem? Have you been able to add security to your router?

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