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How do I setup a secure wireless connection?

I am connected to my linksys wireless remote but it does not have a secure connection. How do I make the connection secure?

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  1. Connect to the network on your computer.
  2. Open your internet browser (probably Internet Explorer) and go to this web address: http://192.168.1.1
  3. Click Wireless Security
  4. Where it says "Security Mode:" select "WPA2 Personal"
  5. Where it says "WPA Algorithms:" select TKIP+AES
  6. Where it says "WPA Shared Key:" enter anything you wish here. The longer the key the harder it is to hack. Combining numbers and letters and avoiding using dictionary words is the best practice. Write down or save this in a safe place.
  7. Click the "Save Settings" button and wait for the confirmation page.
  8. Click the "Continue" button.

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Check in you manual on logging into your router. The address will be something like: http://192.168.0.1. The manual will also tell you the User name and the password. Go to the wireless page. and give your network a name (SSID). In the security part of the page, select type and any other items including a KEY. Keep the KEY simple so you can remenber it. Actually, write it down in the manual. Select APPLY and then after a few seconds you can exit you web browser. Click on Available Wireless Connections in the system tray and look for your SSID name. Click your and Connect. When it asks for the KEY, type it in. You will type it in twice and then be connected. If any one knows your KEY, they can get on your network. If they do not know your KEY they cannot get on.

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