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Padlocking wireless connection

I have a motorola router SB5101E and a belkin wireless card and windows XP. I need to secure or encrypt my wireless connection as others have access to it. Please advise. Thanx

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Router: open an internet browser and type in 192.168.0.1 that should be the routers ip address. it will ask for a username and a password. if you dont know, type in admin for username and password for password. you should be able to view lots of settings on the router now. don't mess about here too much, there be dragons! but you can change the username and password to whatever you like and write it down somewhere safe.
then unplug the cable and wait for the wireless connection to detect. then click on your internet connection icon in the bottom right hand corner (i presume) and find the list of connections. right click on the one you are using and click properties (at least that's how i did it in vista). there should be a tab that says security or something. in there somewhere is a list of encryption protocol such as wep, wpa etc. choose one, set your username and password for the wireless encryption and apply.
remember them!
done.
good luck
chris
ziraffa@hotmail.com

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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    chris grams Dec 12, 2008

    oh i meant 'unplug the cable' in the sense that you should do the router thing directly to the router by cable. then, unplug the cable and do the wifi thing. woops.
    chris


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