7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 24, 2009 6:46 AM by micp
carmur Level 1 (0 points)
I am using a D Link router. When I click on the drop down Airport menu I notice that my network is the only one without a lock beside it. How can I lock my network?



Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • JoeZinVA Level 2 (430 points)
    You need to link up with the Router's administration menu and tell it a password. In your Router's manual it'll say how to access the administration menu along with a few other instructions including adding a password.
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 (61,387 points)
    Login to the router via it's built in website and configure the encryption. Consult it's manual or contact D-Link for instructions
  • micp Level 3 (650 points)
    You need to access the config interface on your router, usually accessible at
    the same ip as shows in your computer's gateway address.

    This link: http://support.dlink.com/emulators/wbr2310/wireless.htm

    shows a d-link router sim.

    Notice it opens to the place you want to get to in your actual router gui.

    You want to enable wireless security.

    Under wireless settings, you will probably notice a dropdown box that right now
    says disable wireless security. Toggle it to enable WPA 2 security, leave the next boxes as TKIP and Personal and enter a passphrase for your network.

    You can also configure a recognizeable SSID in this window.

    Once you save these settings you lose your network connection, and will have to
    use airport to search for and connect to your network, this time you will have
    to enter a password, and the network will have a lock icon beside it.

    this link: should get you to your router's interface, and if
    you have not changed it the login is usually admin, password is admin or just blank.
  • carmur Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the responses.

    I seem to have been able to rename my network and sign in again using the Wep provided.

    (I'm a mac newbie so bear with me: is this very long Wep key my network password?)

    I did this through this link provided by : by micp.

    When I click on the drop down menu now, my 'new' network still does not have a lock beside it. Is it the case that in this version of Leopard that once signed into the network, the lock disappears?

  • micp Level 3 (650 points)
    If there is no lock you have not done things correctly.

    You must make sure to choose 'save settings' when finished making changes, and as I said, if done
    correctly you should lose your network connection until you authenticate and log on using the password you have just set.
  • carmur Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi again and thanks for your help micp.

    When I fill out the fill out the page (http://support.dlink.com/emulators/wbr2310/wireless.htm) according to the directions that you offered and press "save settings" - nothing happens.

    The page does not refresh nor do I lose my network connection.
    What to do?

    Thanks for your help,
  • micp Level 3 (650 points)
    You should not be filling out the page with the long address - you should be filling out the page that you get to by going to the address that is made up of numbers.

    is the most likely address.

    You should be asked to log in.

    user: admin
    pass: admin or the password may just be blank

    the link to support.dlink.com was to show you what things should look
    like if you log in to your router, and where you would have to be to
    make the changes on your network.