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Hackproof my wireless Router ?

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August 26, 2010 11:49:32 PM

I have a Linksy's WRT160NL and have had hackers get into my router and changing my SSID to "EpicFail" and "Hackerz". I know im doing something wrong. Help Please.
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August 27, 2010 8:44:55 AM

Connect the computer to the router with an ethernet cable.

See the literature which came with your router for how to access the user setup screens in the router. Once in go to wireless security and review or renew the wireless security type and password. WPA PSK TKIP is the most common security type in use. Make a note of the SSID or change it to one of your invention.

Go to wireless mode and ensure that it's set to a protocol matching your computer's wireless adapter (mixed mode is a safe bet).

Disconnect ethernet cable.

Go to the computer's wireless networking setup screen and see if you can detect the router's SSID (wireless call sign). Select that network.



Apply the wireless security type and password to the computer's wireless networking setup screen.
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September 17, 2010 7:40:51 PM

altername option if you want to leave wireless network unsecured (which no body wants to do) is to change the default login password for your router :) 
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September 17, 2010 8:01:24 PM

Also go to your routers homepage. Look in the list for Show / Hide SSID and select Hide. Now it will not show up on Available Networks
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