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I have a router that I bought about 5 years ago and I am trying to figure out how to change my wireless network connection from unsecured to secured? I tried reinstalling the disc but something is wrong with it so it won't play correctly. Please help

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Go to Linksys.com and get the directions from there. After you get them, remember to set system name to unique name, set wireless security, change channel to 11 to free up wireless land line interference. And change router password. Tape this info to the bottom of the router.

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Open your browser, then in the address bar type in the IP address of the router, normally the ip address of the router is 192.168.1.1 if its a linksys router. It will prompt you for a username/password, leave the username blank and the password is admin.click ok.
There should be a wireless tab on top of the linksys web page click it then click on the sub tab that says wireless security. Select what security you want to use.

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To secure you wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
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