I'm trying to change the password in the router to prevent access by my neighbors, etc. Also interested i settin up security so that individual devices are required a grant to access the router, same issue, but tighter control required.
Thanks for any help you can provide
To make a security code you need to enter the routers address into the address bar on your browser. Chances are that it's 192.168.1.1 but you can find it easily by looking on the bottom or side of the router, the users manual or the web page of the brand of router that you have.
Once you enter that address you will get the routers log in window where you will put the user name and password of the router. That information can also be found on the web page or in the user manual of the router.
Once in the routers internal settings go to the wireless page and select the wireless security sub menu and that's where you can make a security key using one of the routers key generators (WEP , WPA or WPA2) , WPA2 would give you the best security key strength , also this is where you can view the security key once it's made.
Write down the security key and save it in a safe place for when you may need it.
You can also change the default password of the router while you are in the routers internal settings. Aslo write this new password down if you do change it.
Save your changes and exit the routers settings.
Your new security key will be required by each device that is connected to your wireless network. If you connect by ethernet cable you do not need this password.