How to Disable WPA on the Sky Wireless Broadband in the UK

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WPA, or Wi-Fi Protected Access, is a security protocol for wireless networks. WPA is used to protect a network from unwanted computer access. Most home broadband routers have WPA set as a standard network authentication protocol. Sky Broadband uses Netgear DG934G and Netgear DG834GT routers as their standard issue routers. Some computer wireless network cards are not WPA-enabled and so it will be necessary to disable WPA or change the authentication type.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open your preferred internet browser.

  2. 2

    Type "192.168.0.1" into the address bar and press "Return" or "Enter."

  3. 3

    Type username as "admin" and password as "sky." These are the default login details and will be the same for all routers, unless you have changed them. Click "OK."

  4. 4

    Click "SETUP" to go to the set-up page.

  5. 5

    Click "Disable" under Security Options to turn off WPA security.

  6. 6

    Click "Apply." Close your internet browser.

Tips and warnings

  • If you cannot connect to your sky router through a wireless connection, connect your computer with a Ethernet cable directly to the router. Then follow the steps as instructed.

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