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I assume that you want to secure your network. if so, just enter http://192.168.1.1 on the address bar of your web browser. it'll prompt you for a username and password. leave the username blank and type admin as the password. on the router's setup page, go to the wireless tab, here you will see the wireless ssid (customize your ssid it it's still set to linksys). now look for the wireless security subtab (it's just below the wireless tab), here you can enable or verify the wireless security being used by the router.

hope this'll help you

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Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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