Linksys password protection

Discussion in 'BSNL broadband' started by vivekformaha, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. vivekformaha

    vivekformaha New Member

    Hi Guys,

    My name is Vivek and I have just got a new BSNL ULD 1000 BB Connection. I have a Linksys WRH54G router and my BSNL Modem is AN1020-20. My connection is still unsecured and anybody who can view my network and can access my internet without any restrictions.

    I have tried to configure the router by going to the IP address Instead of taking me to the Linksys admin page, the IP directs me to the BSNL Login page, which is weird! I am a noob in this regard and have absolutely no idea how to go to the Linksys login page. Please could somebody help me configuring my Router and discourage others from using my internet without my permission.

    I am sorry if I may sound a Spaz but I have no idea how to set this up. I previously had a Sify connection which required me to login with a password, hence I didnt bother setting the Linksys router earlier. Now when I need it, I am unable to do so!

    Please somebody help me ASAP! I will be much obliged!



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  2. meetdilip

    meetdilip The Wizard

  3. vivekformaha

    vivekformaha New Member

    Hi Dilip,

    I don't think it's a Wi-fi modem. I don't see any antennae on the modem. The backside of the modem reads "Type-B2".

    I also tried to access the link you provided but the BSNL portal page is different from what is in the link.

    Really appreciate your help!


  4. essbebe

    essbebe LEARNER

    Confirm you can connect to Internet in WIFI mode and can surf.
    For future reference :
    The picture you have posted is similar to Nokia Siemens C2110 B2 type adsl modem.
    Presume you have used PPP/PPPoE mode. and can connect to Internet.
    ( Your USERID/PW entered /stored in WAN page of modem )
    Check "TERACOM" link for links with screen shots.
    Ignore WIFI pages.
    for user manual. No need to try the patch now.
    2. Presume already connected to WIFI.Linksys WRH54G
    Just connect Rj45 from modem to Internet Port of Linksys
    another Rj45 cable .Lan1 to computer ethernet port
    of computer.
    In the model itself on the label Ip address will be printed. or or
    try either and access linksys.

    India Broadband Forum
    download this file for wifi settings. to enter security.key.
    Pages may be same.

    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011
  5. vivekformaha

    vivekformaha New Member

    Hi essbebe,,

    I am infact able to browse my internet through Wi-fi. But unfortunately I am not able to understand what you wrote previously. I am a newbie and I don't know anything about this sort of a connection. I have never used PPP/PPOE mode of connection before.

    I have attached screenshots of my modem and router for your benefit (and mine too :p).

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  6. essbebe

    essbebe LEARNER

     IF IT  works  do not repair !
    No idea whether your WIFI network is protected.

    In your computer check this.

    NETWORK show all connections.
    See your wifi connection .
    Does it show secured or unsecured ?

    Switch off wifi router when not in use.
    If your tariff plan is unlimited usage , no worry!!!!

    Did you try to access the wifi router menu pages by typing ( YES /NO result )

    or (Yes /No result )
    or the address given in label of Linksys' router ( YES NO. not seen)
  7. vivekformaha

    vivekformaha New Member

    I infact have an unlimited plan. It's a 2mbps connection upto 15gb after which the speed drops to 256 kpbs.

    As I speak to you, I see somebody is using my internet. The speed has dropped significantly. :(

    I am very adamant on setting up my router password. It's showing unsecured. Is there any way you can help me out? Do you want me to give you screenshots of the connection to my modem and router? I am negligent. Sorry about that.

    I am not able to open the Router page. Not or or
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2011
  8. essbebe

    essbebe LEARNER

    OK. Let me try.
    check your IP address here.
    What Is My IP Address? Lookup IP, Hide IP, Change IP, Trace IP and more...
    send a Private message to me.
    Remain ONline

    2. In computer:
    Start Select RUN
    type cmd
    New window will open
    type ipconfig /all

    for wlan connection what is the IP shown ?

    IP address given does not work.RECHECK.

    Type your ip address and when you get the window
    does it appear like this now also ?

    leave ID box blank.
    password admin
    can you access wifi router menu pages now ?
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011
  9. vivekformaha

    vivekformaha New Member

    Have sent a private message with the prognosis.
  10. essbebe

    essbebe LEARNER

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-EA-4D-84-4E
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, March 12, 2011 12:14:18 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, March 13, 2011 12:14:18 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
  11. vivekformaha

    vivekformaha New Member

    Here is what I see on mine

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  12. essbebe

    essbebe LEARNER

    Last edited: Mar 12, 2011
  13. meetdilip

    meetdilip The Wizard

    @ vivekformaha

    How many devices do you want to connect to your wifi connection ? You can set a MAC filter white list in your modem. By this way only those systems whose MAC ID is entered in the MAC filter will be able to connect to your wifi network. You can always allow or deny any device from accessing your network. You can also black list (in the same MAC filter page) a device if you know its MAC ID.

    Check the DHCP page of your modem for the table of listed devices with Device Name and MAC ID.
  14. essbebe

    essbebe LEARNER

    UPDATE: Posts 1 to 12 .

    User's internet connection working fine in wifi mode U/L plan.
    unsecured mode.

    Unable to access Linksy's router pages with Ip etc
    to enter security key/mac address etc.

    Self not recommending RESET as user is a beginner. (wifi mode may be lost )
    Connection with ADSL modem ( c2110 type) possible. No changes advised so far )
  15. vivekformaha

    vivekformaha New Member

    oh lord I feel so stupid right now. I have no idea what to do and unfortunately I am unable to understand what you guys are trying to say!

    Please don't judge me for my lack of knowledge. I am an investment banker with no technical knowledge! :(
  16. essbebe

    essbebe LEARNER

    OPTION 1:
    Do not use WIFI mode. use only ADSL modem. or switch OFF LINKsys wifi router when not in use.

    Option 2 :
    Take the modem/router to BSNL Broadband Section,
    and request them to set a security code

    Option 3:
    If not possible, , get a new BSNL WIFI router with security settings
    on rent Rs 80/= PM. Deposit Rs 1000/= or
    outright purchase Rs 1800/= plus 10.3 % Taxes.

    As you have an unlimited Plan, you won't get bill with huge amount.

    Para two:
    Explain how you use wifi mode in your house/flat complex.
    Height of your flat ? ( if in a flat complex). How many computers/laptops in use ?
    Radius of activity in WIFI mode ? say 30 feet 60 feet.

    Precaution :
    Keep the wifi modem flat on the table, to reduce signals range.
    ANtenna parallel to ground.
  17. vivekformaha

    vivekformaha New Member

    Incidentally I have tried doing what you mentioned to me just now. The BSNL technician had come home today morning and all he did was scratch his head and go back. Can you msg me your email id if you don't mind? I would like to share a couple of screenshots and maybe you can tell me if this looks Okay to you?
  18. essbebe

    essbebe LEARNER

    You can send a Private Message to me here. or post in this thread.
    Click USERCP above.
    Hope you can upload the pictures here as Annexure,
    or in a upload website.
    Give link/s omitting http:/www.

    Good news that you are able to access menu pages of Linksy's wifi router.

    For use in this forum:

    Just access this Page. select enable.
    Enter your WIreless lan card mac Address.

    MAC ( Machine access code) WLAN card.
    Type correctly.
    from your Ipconfig /all report.
    Save settings.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  19. vivekformaha

    vivekformaha New Member

    jused Imed you with my image upload.
  20. essbebe

    essbebe LEARNER

    OK. Each system has a unique address.
    Your adsl modem address is

    Disconnect Modem end RJ45 cable going to to Linksys.
    Try now or or
    for Linksys we have to change it to say
    a laptop when connected will have say192.168.1.4
    Desktop will have Ip address say etc

    I have ADSL modem192.168.1.1 + wifi router192.168.2.1
    ====>>>~~~~~~~~ wifi mode Laptop
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011

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