changing password on router without locking anyone out
Posted on 2014-03-25
Right now the Linksys Router WRT54G has WEP key1 algorithm, with a empty paraphrase. (not sure if it is hidden or just empty). the password is 1234567890, so i am assuming that the paraphrase was left empty for it to generate such a simple password.
New devices are not able to connect to the wifi with a 1234567890 password. The older existing wifi devices (laptop/phones etc) work fine and they swear they used 1234567890 for the password.
Just to make sure all devices get a chance to connect and unclog any issues in the router, what do you recommend?
shall i from WEP to a simpler or more complex algorithm (for testing purpose in the begining) and see if all devices can connect with that password.
if i get into any bind, i can at least make it unsecure temporarily so no emergency connections will be denied (in case of any failure)?
how can you know/test if the router is working/beaming right and to its capacity?
the machines to connect are XP (for wired) Win7 for Wifi plus others.