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    WRT54G version 6

    The router works when I disable security. Can anyone tell me what the settings should be so that it works with security enable?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefanmyj
    The router works when I disable security. Can anyone tell me what the settings should be so that it works with security enable?

    Thanks!
    how you enable security and what type of security will determine how
    you enter the details into the Wii.

    if you decide to use the (stronger) WPA-TKIP (or AES) type encryption, you
    need to first go into the router configuration pages and enable wireless
    security..choose WPA-TKIP and enter a "pass phrase". this pass phrase can
    be anything that you want, and is limited iirc, 63 characters.

    next, go into the Wii's internet options and create a new wireless connection.
    browse for your routers SSID and then select it. you will now be prompted to
    enter the pass phrase that you created on the router. enter it, click ok etc
    and the Wii should now initiate a connection test.

    you can also use WEP (either 64Bit or 128Bit) encryption, but this is less
    secure that WPA.

    if you do decide to use WEP, you will need to create a "key" which
    is in hexadecimal format, i.e. 00:A1:B2:C3:E4:F5 once again, this "key" will
    need to be entered into the Wii.

    for added security, you can also do a few of the following things:-

    1.
    enable MAC address access / filtering. each network interface card (NIC)
    has a unique "hardware" address or identification number. most routers allow
    you to determine which MAC you want to allow to connect to the router.
    to find the Wii's MAC address, go into "console information" and you'll see the
    MAC for the wireless interface, once again in hexadecimal format. make a note
    of it and enter it into the "allowed or trusted" MAC's on the router.

    2.
    limit the "pool" of IP addresses that the router allocates via DHCP. if you only
    have 3 devices connected to the router, limit the number of IP's to 3.

    3.
    once you have gained connection with the Wii, disable the SSID broadcast
    on the router..this will stop "casual" evesdroppers from seeing your network.
    it won't stop the more dedicated though, as wireless network's are very easy
    to find when using "certain" bits of software which are freely available on the
    internet.

    hth
    Ste

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    Wrt54g

    Thanks for the help.

    I've logged into the router settings and a key has already been generated, but it is just a series of letters and numbers. It's the key I used on my laptop to setup the wifi on that. Do I have to generate a second key?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefanmyj
    It's the key I used on my laptop to setup the wifi on that. Do I have to generate a second key?
    no.

    that key should suffice.

    just check that MAC filtering isn't enabled, but if it is, add the
    Wii's MAC to the allowed "list".
    Ste

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    All set! Thanks!

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    no probs
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