On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:39:34 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org
>On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:35:59 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
>>On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:31:12 -0500, Charlie Hoffpauir
>>>On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:18:15 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>>>I have a Netgear router with a Comcast cable modem.
>>>>The installing tech did not enter a password. I wish to do so now.
>>>>If I do, does this mean I have to enter that password every time I go
>>>>on the internet? I do usually leave the router and modem on. Will I
>>>>then have to use the password only to get back on the Internet if the
>>>>modem and router have been off?
>>>You will have to enter the password the first time you connect a new
>>>device. The password is retained by the router when it is turned off.
>>One more question. What type of "device" do you mean?
>Dumb question. I take it you meant any wireless device, such as a
Yes, if you connect a wireless printer, you'll have to enter the
password (maybe). New devices and routers have other means to
connect... I don't recall exactly how that works, but there are
buttons to press and hold, etc. But say you get a notebook computer
with wireless capability. You'd just enter the password when trying to
connect.... then later if you wnated to connect that computer again,
it would remember the password. Say you get a smartphone, and want to
use your WiFi instead of your phone's data connection... you'd have to
enter the password on that device too. Same if you want to let a
friend use "their" device, they'd need your password.