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I just installed the Linksys WRT54G wireless router however at no time did the installation ask for me to install security controls. How do I now convert the installation to a secure network with my own unique password? When I was installing the "make my computer wireless Wizard"it repeatedly indicated it could not make the wireless computer connection, and it was hung up for a long time "checking my computer' The wireless appears to be working OK, but I can not find a way to make the wireless network secure with a password. What do I do?

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Hi marpro,

It would seem that you have two (2) concerns:
1. Wireless Network password and
2. Wireless Connectivity.

To enable the wireless security, pls open a browser at 192.168.1.1, pls enter user name and password, on the next display pls click on the Wireless tab, pls note down the Network Name (SSID), pls click on the Wireless Security tab, select WEP, next display pls choose your Encryption (either 40/64-bit 10 hex or 104/128-bit 26 hex digits), in the Passphrase, pls enter your alphanumeric chosen password (or you can allow the router to auto generate, though easier to forget) you may or may not enter Key 1 ~ 4 and/or TX Key 1 ~ 4, click on Save Settings button at the bottom. The router may ask you to reboot it.

On the Wireless Connectivity, pls post back what wireless networking card you are using (USB dongle, built-in to laptop, PCI, brand & model) since each has a particular way of being activated and connected aside from the built-in Windows Wireless Networking.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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    Louie Role Mar 26, 2008

    Sorry to double up guys, the usual excuse of not refreshing before posting. Cheers.

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Hi
There are few steps to find solution. However it will be easier to pinpoint the issue if you provide some details such as your computer's operating system, Wireless Adapter's model number. If you have Ethernet cable you can also configure the Router in case if you cannot establish connection via Wireless.
I will be looking for your reply,

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Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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    eagle338 Mar 26, 2008

    Its ok Benimur.. That happens very often..

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