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greyposter
Grafter
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Registered: ‎27-06-2007

BT1800HG

How can I upgrade my router from WEP to higher security?Every time I try ,the wireless stops working.
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Superuser
Superuser
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: BT1800HG

You need to do the changes on the router using a wired connection.
Change from WEP to WPA , create the new password. Then on the wireless PC change the settings from WEP to WPA and input the new password.
Note :- what might be simpler is when changing the router from WEP to WPA , change the SSID as well. Then on the wireless PC , rescan for networks and it will see the new SSID and ask you to fill in the security details.
greyposter
Grafter
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Registered: ‎27-06-2007

Re: BT1800HG

How do I change my SSID ? Huh
Superuser
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Re: BT1800HG

Sorry , it looks like the field is called 'Network Name' on the 1800HG.
If you havent got the manual you can download it from here http://www.2wire.com/pages/pdfs/2Wire_1000_User_Guide.pdf
Page 27 ( or page 32 of the pdf ) shows the screen , its the same screen on which you are entering the Wireless security details. Curiously it does refer to it as SSID in the check box to enable SSID broadcast.
Hope that helps
greyposter
Grafter
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Registered: ‎27-06-2007

Re: BT1800HG

Will try my best,thanks for the help.