Securing Your Wireless Network

Document created by shaw-fraser on Apr 2, 2013Last modified by shaw-alex on Oct 5, 2016
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Wireless Internet is supplied to your house through what is called a wireless router. This device makes a wireless network available within a limited range to which devices can be connected so that they can access the Internet wirelessly. This network can either be protected, or open. An open network means that anyone who is within range of your network can connect and use your Internet service, whereas a protected network would require a password to connect.


Shaw wireless devices are automatically setup with a password, and therefore are already protected. This document will show you where to find information about changing your pre-set wireless password on your Shaw wireless device, or alternatively how to setup a wireless password on your third party wireless router.



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Instructions for Shaw WiFi Modem

Instructions for Third Party WiFi Router



Instructions for Shaw WiFi Modem


Shaw wireless devices come pre-setup with a wireless password. This password can be found on the white sticker on the top of your device.


If you would like to change this wireless password because you believe it has been compromised you can find out how to do so here: How to Change Your Wireless Network Password



Example of Wireless Devices Provided by Shaw

SMC RouterCisco Router
SMC Routercisco router



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Instructions for Third Party WiFi Router


Third party wireless routers do not necessarily come pre-setup with a wireless password. In many instances, the routers are left "open" so that anyone can connect to them. You can setup a wireless password on your third party router by following the support documentation available from the manufacturer of your device.


Third Party Support Resources:

Cisco Support

Netgear Support

DLink Support

Linksys Support

Apple Airport Support

Belkin Support

TRENDnet Support



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