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I have several neighbors using my 2wire100 Gateway modem from their homes. This is slowing my internet experience and sometimes locks me up on the internet. How can I put a security password on this modem, so only myself and my family can use this modem?

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You have to log on at the router's settings page and go under wi-fi (or wireless) section. Here locate the security tab, enable it and set a password for this connection. I suggest you when doing all the above settings to be connected with cable connection. This is to prevent you to be locked out of your wi-fi in case of an error at password.

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