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Two: (1) wireless connection drops often (2) no security is set

(1) My D-Link DI-714p+ router drops the wireless connection often. The problem is not the laptop, as both of ours lose the connection simultaneously even when next to the router.
(2) The LAN is unsecured. Can I password protect it? Does that mean I'll have to use encryption?

Could these problems be connected, i.e. our updates XP and Vista Enterprise operating systems may be killing the unsecured connections after some time?

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