Question about Linksys WRT54GX2 Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX200 (LS-WRT54G2)

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Unsecured home network

My original named home wireless was secured. We were having problems with the internet being interrupted and as a result we were being kicked off frequently. We reset the router and now the factory default evidently, on its own, set up our wireless connection with another name, our router name. Now we have an unsecured network. Everything works fine but I want to get my connection back the way it was when it was secured. Any help would be appreciated.

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Here is a nice tutorial about setting security on your wireless network

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/labratstv/822-episode-1-setting-up-wireless-security-video.htm

Also, your router's user guide is available at

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheadername1=Content-Type&blobheadername2=Content-Disposition&blobheadervalue1=application%2Fpdf&blobheadervalue2=inline%3B+filename%3DWRT54GX2v2_ug.pdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1193765877580&ssbinary=true&lid=0926304580B03

If you feel like reading more, there is a nice tutorial posted by Microsoft also

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/bowman_03july28.mspx

Let me know if you run into any issues and I will be happy to help, good luck :)

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