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Wireless router connection unsecured

My neighbor noticed my wireless router connection was designated as
"unsecured" and could identify me through my name. How do I secure
both my PC and my laptop - Acer Extensa 7620Z (17+ inch screen) without having to do so many defenses that my wife and son will never be able to receive "common" emails?

I have both Norton 2009 security on the PC and Laptop, as well as Sympatico's own "defenses" for which I pay a montly fee.

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  • robert_camar Nov 16, 2008

    My greatest concern is the section on the comment:
    "your computers will need to reconnect to your network and asked for the security password".

    I am very computer-awkward, so I am concerned about
    a) HOW AND WHO DOES THE "RECONNECT" / occur.
    b) WHO AND HOW is the "security password" requested. Is it by the router? Windows? Norton?

    Clear answers to this should help this computer-challenged person!

    Thank you


  • clfsyl Nov 17, 2008

    my router is un-secure but working ok I put security in my desk top but the laptop is not secure

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Open a browser and type in the address bar 192.168.1.1
It'll prompt you for a username and password, if you used the Linksys Installation CD, remember the username and password that you provided. Else, leave the username blank and key in admin for the password.

Once inside the router, click the Wireless Tab then the Wireless Security sub-tab.
Enable and choose WPA Personal and provide a password for your wireless network at the WPA Shared Key section.
Click Save settings at the bottom.

Your computers will need to reconnect to your network and asked for the security password.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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    monk3ybidzness Nov 16, 2008

    a) HOW AND WHO DOES THE "RECONNECT" / occur.

    On the computer, you search / locate for a wireless network by right-clicking on the small computer icon near where the clock is (called the system tray) and a menu will show-up with one of the options say "Locate Wireless Network". A window pops-up and just locate and click your wireless network name.

    b) WHO AND HOW is the "security password" requested. Is it by the router? Windows? Norton?

    Right after the above step is performed the security password will be asked. (The password you set in the "Enable and choose WPA Personal and provide a password for your wireless network at the WPA Shared Key section" part of configuring the router.

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