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So today, I got a call on my house phone from this Indian guy. He offered to connect to my network and do some stuff (I wasn't paying attention) and I said no like 20 times. Now I am paranoid because I realized that my router has no security at all. Verizon gave me this router like 7 years ago and now I want to throw in some security. How do I do this?
I have this bad boy.
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wth lol? This indian guy? What was he going to do with your network?
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clear all porn, lol
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wth lol? This indian guy? What was he going to do with your network?
lol. he said something about virus and windows. I was paying complete attention anyway because I was in Linux.
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I can't tell if you're serious or not.
 
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I can't tell if you're serious or not.
I actually am serious. I just want to know how I can add security.
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You will need to log into the router, for this you will need to enter the router IP address into a web browser. Likely 192.168.1.1, then it will ask for a username and password, if you have not set it up it will be;

username: admin
password: password

This will take you to a command interface where you can secure the wireless connections, I would recommend using a WPA2/AES password. Name your network something unique and the disable the "broadcast" of the SSID. This will make any unauthorized connections extremely unlikely.

That is just the wireless. The best security to protect you from "some indian guy" is to simply not tell him your public IP address and hang up on him.

If you are THAT paranoid you should get and set up a software firewall that you can set strict rules for connections.
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You will need to log into the router, for this you will need to enter the router IP address into a web browser. Likely 192.168.1.1, then it will ask for a username and password, if you have not set it up it will be;

username: admin
password: password

This will take you to a command interface where you can secure the wireless connections, I would recommend using a WPA2/AES password. Name your network something unique and the disable the "broadcast" of the SSID. This will make any unauthorized connections extremely unlikely.

That is just the wireless. The best security to protect you from "some indian guy" is to simply not tell him your public IP address and hang up on him.

If you are THAT paranoid you should get and set up a software firewall that you can set strict rules for connections.
lol. I told him nothing. lol. thanks.
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Why not change your IP address by using the release command and the renew command?
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Why not change your IP address by using the release command and the renew command?
because i'm a complete noob when it comes to anything having to do with networking. lol
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