I got my wireless router this afternoon and with a little bit of delay it is working now. I got the Cisco Valet M10 router. When I turn on my netbook and the wireless connections show up I see mine, as a secured network, but I see another that is obviously mine that says it is mine with a -guest after the name and it says an unsecured connection. Why does it show up this way?
Plus jimbo1763 said I should disable DCHP, and I can get to the settings and see what is in my attachment.
Should I just disable it in the setup where it says DCHP server:
That is the guest network so that your guests can connect and get to the internet, but not your private network. I'm not familiar with your device, but it should have a setting to disable the guest network.
If you want to change the IP address on either router, suggest that you do that through each router's settings page, which you access through a web browser using the IP address applicable to each one (that can vary). Usually, it is 192.168.0.1-then navigate to the correct section.
Looks like I never set up a password and user name for the Dynex. I don't know how long I have had it. It seems like we may have replaced one, but at any rate we have only been here less than 6 years, before that we were on Direcway, go ahead and laugh.
I strongly suggest changing the user name and password. To make it easy for you, put a piece of tape on the bottom of the router and write them on it. You get security but won't have trouble remembering or finding either of them.
I did change it when it was first set up, but am having second thoughts on what we came up with. I am going to use a password program I have to generate a random password and change that. Your suggestion of using a piece of tape on the bottom is a good idea. I was trying to think how I would store it so I would not forget it. Thanks, I am going to get to the Access Point in the next couple of days, I was trying to print out all my original settings so I would not have a major problem getting back to a usable internet if anything went wrong last night. I was also searching on the internet to understand the advantages of doing it, although I trust you guys out here and really appreciate all the help jimbo has been sending my way. The thing that brings me back to it, is wanting the connection to be as secure as I am capable of making it without creating a headache for myself. I do my banking online and things that so many of us have the internet for.
You will want to secure the wireless signal for when you are using it. If you want to go further, you may actually elect to turn off the wireless when you are not using it-if you use the wireless router as an access point only for the tablet and are not using the tablet, you can do that simply by unplugging the wireless router.
I have had a set back when I was doing the conversion. I fell at the bottom of my basement steps and misjudged where I was at, my ankle turned and I fell to the floor. It happened when I went down there to check our computer at the bottom of the steps. Where I was at with the setup was I had changed the ip for the wired router, and tried to change the wireless router. I know the wired router took the changes but the wireless appeared to hang and I never got very far because I also temporarily lost the connection for the wired router. when I tried to enter the numbers for the wired on the web page it could not find it and I turned on another computer and that one did eventually come in, so I went down the basement to see if that one was coming up and was back upstairs momentarily. It dawned on me that the cable from the wired to the wireless needed to be disconnected, did that then went back down to check the basement one and fell. So at this point my computers are all running with the changed ip on the wired router. I should add that I used the numbers I got off the Cisco site that was posted for the Valet M20, mine is a M10, but they were grouped together at the forum I was looking at. I hope I am clear enough, it looks like I may be here for a while and don't know if I should continue or try to go back to the original settings. I have to correct this, I should have said the cable from the computer to the wireless router was still connected when I lost the connection on that computer, and it dawned on me to take the ethernet cable that was in the wireless needed to be moved back to the wired router. I hope this is better.
Last edited by slhayes; January 11th, 2012 at 01:41 PM.