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I have a linksys wireless - G 2.4. It is not showing as secure. How can I secure it?

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Log onto the router with your browser, go to wireless security, set it to WPA2 (WPA2 TKIP if there is different types offered) choose a password, save and exit
connect with the computer and put your password in.
If you dont know how to log on to the router, just google linksys setup and your model number

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When the router's web-based setup page appears, click Wireless.
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Look for Wireless Network Name (SSID). If it's still set to "linksys", change it to something unique then click 6-4680.jpg NOTE: Take note if SSID Broadcast is Enabled or Disabled. If it is Enabled, it means your SSID will show among the list of wireless networks available when any wireless device will search for a network to connect to. If it is Disabled, it will not be visible.

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Step 4:
Click the Wireless Security subtab and take note of the current Security Mode.
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If Security Mode is set to WEP:
4678-007.png If Security Mode is set to WPA:
4678-013.png You can change your WPA shared key if you want to personalize it. It should be a minimum of eight and a maximum of 63 characters long.
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Click 3695-017.png

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So on the wireless network connections on your computer, you should see linksys and then just connect to it.

However, it is advisable to change the default SSID and to enable the wireless security.

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Are you referring to the Linksys SSID showing up when you browse for available wireless networks? Also, are you in an apartment building or otherwise relatively close to other houses/residents? It is possible that you and a neighbor both have Linksys APs and if neither was secured originally, your neighbor could have been connecting to your AP and vice versa. This definitely would explain slowness especially if you or your neighbor does any type of video or audio streaming.

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