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Can I make this a secure router?

I am signed in to the administration screen -

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Enable encryption, found on the wireless security settings tab.

You will also need to set up encryption on your wireless devices, such as other laptops, Wii, etc.

The Manual, which can be downloaded from Linksys (assuming a Linksys router) gives complete instructions.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009


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