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How do I secure my network. I have a Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz 54Mbps broadband router?

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Hello
SSID you will define this to your liking so that when the computers in the house search for a wireless connection you are able to pick the one you set up. Some names you can use are like "Patrick A" or "The Incredible Pat" or "No Man's Land" - You get my drift.

WPA2 is the type of security you can specify. You will see a drop down of 4-5 others. I believe WPA or WPA2 in the dropw down will allow you to type your own password thats 8 characters long. The other options if chosen, you will be told what your password is and its usually some long 16 digit key.

This way if anyone comes over the house and asks to connect to your wireless network you are able to give them the password from memory b/c you defined it. Kind regards
Andrea


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To set-up and secure the wireless router from unauthorized access, follow these steps: -
1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable.
2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address.
3. Enter the router setup, login and password
4. Change the admin password
5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast.
6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WPA2 (if not then WPA).
7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router.
8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings.
9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router.
10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router wirelessly.

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