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I am trying to secure my wireless router and am asked for a PIN number. My router is a WRT54G2. On the bottom, there is a Model Number, Serial Number, MAC address number, and another with a connection symbol. Can you tell me which one to use?

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I think none of those numbers will help you. I suggest that you download the directions from the Linksys site. if the following does not get you handled, please get back to me.

I have included the points that I think should be changed:

Wireless Router


It is usually easiest to run the install wizard, but be sure to be ready to set the items listed below.


Things to set:


Note: Routers are intended to be set by geeks. You have to SAVE EVERY page, or the changes will be lost. A geek knows this (apparently). The router gives no protest...just dumps your changes.


1. Login password (RECORD THIS!!). Consider taping to bottom of the router. Physical access is not the security issue.


2. Set a recognizable system ID.


3. Invoke wireless security of at least WEP.

a. Assign your own access code, 10 digit home or cell #. Consider taping to bottom of the router. Physical access is not the security issue.


4. Check that your router is set to broadcast its' presence.


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