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Usr8054 how to set secure Internet connection

Could you help me please to set up password & ID to connect to internet through my usr8054? I didn't find any clear description on how to do it in the manual.
Second question is relative: how to check how many computers are connected to my wireless router 8054?
Thank you in advance,
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Here's how I did it. I went to usr.com. Selected the type and model router which accesse the on-line product manual. Followed the instructions and using the cntrl-F keys search on 'password" finding the IP address to place in a new browser window address. I selected the "Basic Settings" menu then selected the password option and over-wrote the ************ showing is the Admin section and User section. Got ride of the (unsecured) indication on my icon. It was bothering me to death also. Hope this helps. danokenney@comcast.net

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