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How can i secure my wireless connection

I have a MSI AP54G wireless which is unsecure. How can I put a password so that other people cannot use my connection

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For general wireless security see

http://www.fixya.com/support/t281214-wir...

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

  • david Dec 09, 2007

    WEP and/or WPA are the passwords (causing encryption) that I believe you are looking for. If you wish to provide both your wirelss router and wireless adapter's manufacturer and model(one of which appears to be above we can determine which password/encryption system both devices support and proceed to configure an acceptable choice for you.

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