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Wireless router I want to secure my wireless signal so my neighbors cannot jack my signal. I go through a local cable/internet provider. The thing they sent me to secure it may as well have been in chinese. I have a Motorola SBG900 router/ I just want to secure the signal....how do I do that....in simple english lol/ Your help would be GREATLY appreciated

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1. Log into the router with your browser by entering 192,168.0.1 into the URL bar near the top of the screen.
2. Type admin in the user field
3. Type motorola into the password field.

This will get you into the router setup.

Go to the wireless tab and setup WEP encryption. Write down everything you do, because you'll need ti later if you don't remember it.

Once setup, you'll need to setup any wireless computers that you want to hook to the router.

Here's a link to the router manual. If you go through it page by page, starting at page 22, then you should be OK. Key things to setup are WEP encryption. A lot of the other stuff, you don't have to worry with. And, you can change the login user name and password, which is highly recommended.

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