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Netgear MR814v2: How do I secure my wifi with password?

thatbb6 1,298 256 April 4, 2012 at 01:30 PM
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I just got my TWC installed and I need to figure out how to secure my Wifi with password. My router is Netgear MR814v2. I googled and found bunch of info on how to change int but for some reason my page looks NOTHING likes it! What is that generate button next to the passphrase field for? Can anyone help me out? Pictures below show the difference between my actual screen and the other type.



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I got AT&T Internet with 6Mbps download so usually with my old set up, my download speed could go up to 600+KBps. Since I suspect the router was giving me problem with connection because it would disconnected a few times a day, I swapped it out for a cheap Belkin N150. It says maximum transfer speed is 150Mbps so I thought it should be good enough. However, when I swapped my old Netgear for the Belkin, max speed I ever got was 350KBps. Is the Belkin bottlenecking my internet speed?

The other question I have is when I tried to go back to my old set up with Netgear MR814v2, it goes on the the wizard set up. What am i supposed to do with this page to go online? Pic below is a sample of how my page looks.

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I got AT&T Internet with 6Mbps download so usually with my old set up, my download speed could go up to 600+KBps. Since I suspect the router was giving me problem with connection because it would disconnected a few times a day, I swapped it out for a cheap Belkin N150. It says maximum transfer speed is 150Mbps so I thought it should be good enough. However, when I swapped my old Netgear for the Belkin, max speed I ever got was 350KBps. Is the Belkin bottlenecking my internet speed?

The other question I have is when I tried to go back to my old set up with Netgear MR814v2, it goes on the the wizard set up. What am i supposed to do with this page to go online? Pic below is a sample of how my page looks.
Can you give a detailed layout of your setup?

What ATT DSL Modem are you using or are you using one? what device is handling PPPoE connection? Are you on wired or wireless when getting only 350KB/s?

That pic doesnt really help the only thing I see worth noting is the Bottom "Network Access: Denied"

Edit: Are you using Cable or DSL? I assumed ATT doesn't offer cable service, only because I have never seen/heard of such, but you're router is configured for Cable access? You're page is for cable modem status, so maybe you need to reconfigure to DSL if you're using DSL.
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Can you give a detailed layout of your setup?

What ATT DSL Modem are you using or are you using one? what device is handling PPPoE connection? Are you on wired or wireless when getting only 350KB/s?

That pic doesnt really help the only thing I see worth noting is the Bottom "Network Access: Denied"
The picture isn't mine. I was just saying that I get that screen when I hooked up my Netgear MR814V2 but I can't go on the internet.

So basically I'm running 2 computers and a few wireless devices like an iphone and my laptop. When I was getting the 350KB/s, it was on my computer that is running on a cat5 ethernet cable. As far as the PPPoE, I'm a total noob, how can I find out?

Attached picture is how I have my set up.
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The picture isn't mine. I was just saying that I get that screen when I hooked up my Netgear MR814V2 but I can't go on the internet.

So basically I'm running 2 computers and a few wireless devices like an iphone and my laptop. When I was getting the 350KB/s, it was on my computer that is running on a cat5 ethernet cable. As far as the PPPoE, I'm a total noob, how can I find out?

Attached picture is how I have my set up.
I dont see a picture. What do you use as your dsl modem?
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I dont see a picture. What do you use as your dsl modem?
So I went on the 192.168.0.1 and where it says the "mode", it says PPP on the modem, which is a Siemens SpeedStream 4100. Sorry I just uploaded the pic.

update: I currently have the Belkin N150 paired up with the Seimens Speedstream 4100 modem. For the past 10 min, I got disconnected 3 times. What gives? :/
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update: I currently have the Belkin N150 paired up with the Seimens Speedstream 4100 modem. For the past 10 min, I got disconnected 3 times. What gives? :/
Check to see if either your modem and router have been rebooting. On your router there should be a status page that shows how long the modem has been up. On your modem http://192.168.254.254/ to login and check, don't know if your modem has a status page with the info. Alternatively, you can just watch the flashing lights and see if either one of them is in the reboot process when you're connection goes down.

also, what check the firmware on your N150 and make sure it is up to date.
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There's no need to plug anything into the WAN port of the DLink. Plug it into the LAN port, it is just acting as a switch.

(unless you're putting in the PPPoE settings on the DLink)
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N150 firmware is up to date. This internet thing has given me so much problem. I'm going to sign up for TWC since they're offering 10Mbps for just $30/month with no contract.
Can someone tell me whether or not N150 will bottleneck 10Mbps by looking at the spec on Amazon?
http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-N150...353&sr=8-1
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N150 firmware is up to date. This internet thing has given me so much problem. I'm going to sign up for TWC since they're offering 10Mbps for just $30/month with no contract.
Can someone tell me whether or not N150 will bottleneck 10Mbps by looking at the spec on Amazon?
http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-N150...353&sr=8-1
no router will be a bottleneck. the bottleneck is the isp. unless it is wireless and you get no signal.
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Just a reminder: Megabits (Mb) does not equal Megabytes (MB). There's 8 Mb to a MB. I had a promised 1.5 downstream, but its in megabits; so the speed is much less in MB.

But yeah if you were promised 6Mb, you should be getting a faster downstream than that.
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no router will be a bottleneck. the bottleneck is the isp. unless it is wireless and you get no signal.
What router do you suggest for a 10Mbps? I know 10Mb/s = 10,000Kb/s = 1,250KB/s. Why wouldt that Belkin N150 which promise to transfer anywhere from 11Mb/s-150Mb/s be a bottleneck? Sorry I'm noob at this stuff.
Anyways, Time Warner Cable is coming down on Sat and install the equipment. I'm tired of the headache and it's not even worth it.
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bump. I just updated the original post with picture. Please help
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I saw that but I want to be able to customize my own password with A-Z letter and not have some random generated mumbo jumbo
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All I am going to add is when you secure your wifi choose WPA2-AES (not WPA-AES or WPA2-TKIP) as all the rest can easily be cracked.
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