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TP Link Router how to set password etc.


muddypaws
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Morning all,

    I would like some help in setting up security on my router.

Whilst being reasonably PC savvy, routers and wireless are a mystery.

XP Home SP3. In the UK. ( I mention that as the address on the router is USA.)

Below are some screen shots of the present router set up which even I can see is non existent!

Below are six screen shots and would like to know what I must, or preferably, change.

( Why the top line is in smaller print I don't know. Happened after spacing down a line.)

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Thanks.

P>S. Wireless is 'disabled' in all but the last link.

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Secret-Squirrel

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"Is that (QSS) sufficient in your opinion as the Kindle connects with that."

Probably, but if want to be certain that your wireless network is properly secured, go through the step-by-step instructions I posted earlier.

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muddypaws

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Secret-Squirrel

All done , I think.

For some reason I can't find the password box any more. in the TPLink to enter one.

The Kindle required one so I entered the WPA pre-shared key and it accepted it.

Should the QSS still be enabled?

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Secret-Squirrel

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Good see that you've made loads of progress :)

"For some reason I can't find the password box any more. in the TPLink to enter one"

The WPA Pre-shared key and wireless password are the same thing so if you want to enter a different password then you do so in the "WPA Pre-shared key" section. If you simply want to view the password then there's a tiny blue link underneath and clicking on it opens a pop-up window with the password displayed as plain text.

"Should the QSS still be enabled?"

Now that I'm happy your wireless network's fully secure, you can leave QSS enabled as it's a nifty time-saving feature that may come in handy if you ever need to connect a different wireless-enabled device. On the other hand, you won't break anything by disabling it.

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muddypaws

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Secret-Squirrel,

Yes- I saw the blue link. The pre-shared key happens to be my broadband Talk Talk p/word.

Presumably changing the pre-shared wont affect anything else?

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Secret-Squirrel

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"Presumably changing the pre-shared wont affect anything else?"

It'll only affect wireless devices such as your Kindle which'll need its wireless network setup again.

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muddypaws

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Secret-Squirrel:

Many thanks for your help and also rdave13.

All sorted and learnt a bit along the way.

Will resolve.

Cheers,

mp.

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