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Windows 7: Linksys Router Protection

24 Dec 2010   #1
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 
Linksys Router Protection

I have a laptop that connects wirelessly to my desktop PC via a Linksys router. I've changed the default "admin" password for security reasons. We are having guests over for Christmas and they would like to use our wifi for their laptops. I have no problem giving them the router password so they can connect. My only concern is, if I give them the password, can they now access my router and make changes? Everyone knows the Lynksis IP address. How would I protect my router and still let them connect?


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24 Dec 2010   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You don't need to give them the admin password to your router, the Wep, Wpa key is sufficient for them to connect to the internet and this won't give them access to your router
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24 Dec 2010   #3
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Thanks, PooMan. Looking through my router settings, I don't see anywhere to add a "admin" password.
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24 Dec 2010   #4
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I don't know what version of Linksys your using but I had a quick browse and found these images hopefully this will help a bit

1st image shows the admin settings 2nd one is for the wireless security



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24 Dec 2010   #5
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Thanks PooMan, that helps a lot.
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24 Dec 2010   #6
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

No probs pal only to glad to help
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