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Bone Dry

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Long story short. When Time Warner set up my wireless it was a secured network. I wake up this morning and all of a sudden it's unsecured. After two hours on the phone with these idiots i gave up. does anyone have any suggestions on how t fix it?
 

fletcher

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Google your brand of router and how to get into the settings. You should be able to secure your wireless signal yourself real quick, it is literally toggling a switch.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

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Dec 9, 2004
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Long story short. When Time Warner set up my wireless it was a secured network. I wake up this morning and all of a sudden it's unsecured. After two hours on the phone with these idiots i gave up. does anyone have any suggestions on how t fix it?
You could try calling Radio Shack ;)

Is it a Time Warner modem/router or did you buy the router separately, and if so, what brand and model. You'll need to know that to access the settings.
 

DrewDown

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I think you lost the secured network because of a virus on your computer. It's pretty common, but easy to fix. Do a quick search on your computer for anything called System32. If it turns up a file with that name, then there's a problem. If there's a folder with that name, make sure you delete it right away. Those folders are full of viruses that fuck everything up.

Good luck. Hope this helps.
 

Your_Moms_Box

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google it! google it!

look at the model of your router and then google instructions.

it should be as simple as going to the routers IP address (192.168.something.something) and enabling security.

They probably pushed a firmware update to it.
 

Party Rooster

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I think you lost the secured network because of a virus on your computer. It's pretty common, but easy to fix. Do a quick search on your computer for anything called System32. If it turns up a file with that name, then there's a problem. If there's a folder with that name, make sure you delete it right away. Those folders are full of viruses that fuck everything up.

Good luck. Hope this helps.
Don't do that unless you want to render your computer unusable. :icon_eek:

The ip address to get into the settings is probably one of these:
http://192.168.0.1
http://192.168.1.1

Go here to find the most common ip addresses and the default username/passwords to get into the settings of the router:
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Down...t_Router_Admin_Passwords_and_IP_addresses.pdf
 

DrewDown

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I'm pretty sure my recommendation will keep anyone from fucking with his computer further. Let's not mislead the poor fellow.
 

Norm Stansfield

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I think you lost the secured network because of a virus on your computer. It's pretty common, but easy to fix. Do a quick search on your computer for anything called System32. If it turns up a file with that name, then there's a problem. If there's a folder with that name, make sure you delete it right away. Those folders are full of viruses that fuck everything up.

Good luck. Hope this helps.
Die. Not for being an asshole, by the way. For being an unoriginal asshole.
 

Bobobie

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Like what everyone else has suggested, you need to enter a set of IP numbers into your web browser. Linksys or Netgear Routers is 192.168.1.1. sometimes 192.168.0.1. The default password is usually admin then the word password for the password, or admin no password, or even no user name entered then the word password for the password. Look at the name and model of your router or cable modem combo unit, whatever it is. Go to their website and find the manual for it. It will usually be in a PDF format. All the info and instructions for it will be in there. There are two separate passwords you need to set up. The password to access the router and the one for the WIFI. Someone could of cracked your wifi and accessed your router settings if they were kept at the default. There is usually a pinhole in the back to reset the router to the factory defaults. Just in case someone changed the password and locked it down, go ahead and reset it. Stick a paper clip in there and hold the button for 10 seconds. Then use the instructions in the manual to reset the password. If someone is cracking your wifi (the current WIFI standard has been cracked) then you need to change it every week or so. It takes time for them to crack it, so if you make them work for it too much maybe they will leave your connection alone.
 

blazin

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I think you lost the secured network because of a virus on your computer. It's pretty common, but easy to fix. Do a quick search on your computer for anything called System32. If it turns up a file with that name, then there's a problem. If there's a folder with that name, make sure you delete it right away. Those folders are full of viruses that fuck everything up.

Good luck. Hope this helps.
Im sorry, but this is so over used and played out, it's not even funny anymore.

Besides that, it's impossible to delete system32 when you're in Windows.

EDIT: I see others in this thread are disgusted by this hack shit
 
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