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The following article should answer any question you may have about securing your wi-fi connection:
http://www.cas411.com/ShowArticle.aspx?ID=68

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How do I secure the wireless router with a pass word


in esence what you do is:

1. go into configuration page (check your router manual or documentation)
2. go into wireless
3. change the defaul SSID (that is the network name or Access point name or your router name)
4. make a note of the SSID you have defined (you needed when setting up your client computer)
5. if you want you can stop broadcasting the SSID (recommeded.. that's why you noted that on previous step
4. set up your encription method (wep, wpa, wpa2).. wp2 is recommeded or wpa if wpa2 is not avaliable or wep if that's the only option as it is better than nothing.
5. configure and note you passphrase/key (you need this to configure your client computer)

this is a good article that will give you some fundaments
http://technicallyeasy.net/2007/07/securing-wireless-network/
and this is a walk through securing a router with an example for a popular linksys router:
http://technicallyeasy.net/2007/09/securing-linksys-wrt54g-wireless-router/
and this is a wlak through securing a router with an example for a polar d-link router:
http://technicallyeasy.net/2007/09/securing-d-link-di-524-wireless-router/

other routers may be different but in esence is the same.

let us know how it went!! good luck!!

Oct 08, 2008 | Belkin PC Desktops

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I recently purchased a new desktop which I had linksys connected to my old pc so that my laptop would work wirelessly. Both are Dell computers. I have a Linksys WRT54G router. I have Vista and the...


I don't see why not..
are you trying to hook up both computers to your linksys router?
if you have 3 computers now... I'm assuming your old pc was connected directly to the router, your laptop was connected wirelessly and now you have a brand new computer that you also want to connect to the internet using your lynksis router.. you should have not problems doing it, wirelessly or using a wire...as long as your router has ports avaliable...

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Want to purchase a wireless router to connect my compaq presario f500 to another desktop computer


Hi,

Most Wireless Routers by LinkSys, D-Link and NetGear are pretty good and stable. Personally, have tried LinkSys WRT54G (as a repeater), WRT300N and NetGear MR814.

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. Thank you for using FixYa.

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Method to add another laptop to wireless Linksys in home. Model no: WRT546 Serial no. CDFF1G506178 password lost...tried ADMIN


just try reset in your linksys and reinstall once again the driver for it in both your laptop and set a password for it .....

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I have a non-wireless cable modem hooked up to my Macbook Pro laptop. I found my old linksys wireless router (model # WRT54G version6.0) and would like to hook it up to have wireless in my apartment. I do...


If you're in the US, go to this page and download the EasyLink Connect software.

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C1&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1166859678292&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=7829277881B04

Do the firmware upgrade as well, on the same page.

Outside of the US, start at http://support.linksys.com and select your country, then choose Technical Support.

It's important to use software meant for your country.

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Cannot get online with Wireless G WRT54G router. Can get online by pressing Cisco Systems button but only temporarily.


Do U see the router signal on the wireless network connection search?
Sometimes the linksys systems cd does not want to work on some pc's. try using the control panel - add/remove programs and uninstall all programs for the linksys. Then goto the control panel - system - hardware and uninstall the linksys card. Leave the actual card installed and reboot. After it detects your card use the linksys cd to load only the driver.
In the properties of the wireless connection, let windows manage it.
The above is based upon the factory defaults of the router. Any keys to access the router would have to be used on the pc.

Jun 02, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Wireless g wrt54g router


First of all, are you connecting with a PC or a Notebook?

If you have the Linksys router, you should replace the MS utility with the Linksys utility it figures your linksys wireless lan card
There are programs you can use to keep track of your router and connections...One such program is called Port Mapper...

http://3d2f.com/programs/34-197-port-mapper-download.shtml

Does your problem happen everday...or every 3 weeks...are you doing anything in particular when you are getting the inability to use the connection?
There is a new Vista patch out there I recommend downloading.

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