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Renaming Linksys BEFSX41 router and securing it.

I have a Linksys BEFSX41 router (it is not a wireless router). Whenever I link into the Internet using the router. It has the name "default" and is "unsecured network". How do change its name and secure it? Please help as I am not a Techno person.

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Re: Renaming Linksys BEFSX41 router and securing it.

It sound to me that you have a wireless card in your laptop and you are picking up your neighbors wireless router!!!! which has no SSID set, thus "default" and has no encryption set, thus "unsecured network". Turn off your wireless adapter The only security on a Non-Wireless router is turning on the firewall. It should be enabled by default. The other thing would be to change the password on your router, but since you do not have a wireless router, then it is pointless, unless you do not want someone in your house to access the router settings and make changes. Ever then, if someone in your house that is physically connected to the router with a "cable" could alway walk to the router and stick a pin in the the "reset" hole in the back of the router to reset wipe any changes that was made, so a password is pointless as far as I am concerned for non-wirelss routers. open your browser and type Admin User name: Leave it blank Password: admin Once you login you can change your password if you like.

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