I downloaded In-House Agent to change the password on my router, and when I did so, I lost my network lock.
I have an Actiontec MI424-WR WEP exncryption. I received an email from Verizon to change my security to WPA2, but it didn't give me the option of doing so. I thought that by changing my WEP KEY Password, it would suffice, Guess not. I guess it goes without saying, that I am a novice at this sort of thing.
Should I just go back in and put the information in that I had before, or what?
Another thing: when I try to type in my user name and password (to get into the router) everytime I type the password, it keeps adding characters that I did not type. For instance, when I type one character, three will default, which makes my password much longer than it is, and therefore useless as far as access is concerned. I wish I could explain it better.
I apologize for not replying sooner. I called Verizon for assistance and was able to get my network lock back. In the meantime, I ordered a new router as well because mine is old. I'm also embarrassed to say that the reason why I kept getting the extra characters when entering my password to access my router, is because I typed in the incorrect IP address. DUH!! lol! Once I figured out my error, I was able to do what I needed to do.