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Identify and fix your Internet and wireless network problems with the instructions in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Wireless router with instruction manual
Open your browser
Open your web browser. Type in the URL address that is specified your router's instruction manual. You should see a window pop up requesting a username and password.
Type in default info
Use the username and password listed in your manual to sign in. The configuration page will appear.
Change your password
Click on administration. At the top you'll see a place to type in a password, and then a place to re-enter your password to confirm. Choose your network's name, called your SSID. Enable Wi-Fi protected access encryption, called WPA2 or WEP. Save your settings.
Enable MAC filtering
Most wireless routers come with an option to enable Media Access Control -- or MAC address -- filtering, allowing you to specify that only computers that have a particular MAC address are allowed access to the wireless network. To enable this feature, refer to your router's manual.