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How to secure conection to linksys router

I just purchased a new router but I cannot figure out to secure my connection.
Can you help me?
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What can I do?
Most WLAN hardware has gotten easy enough to set up that many users simply plug it in and start using the network without giving much thought to security. Nevertheless, taking a few extra minutes to configure the security features of your wireless router or access point is time well spent. Here are some of the things you can do to protect your wireless network:
1) Secure your wireless router or access point administration interface
Almost all routers and access points have an administrator password that's needed to log into the device and modify any configuration settings. Most devices use a weak default password like "password" or the manufacturer's name, and some don't have a default password at all. As soon as you set up a new WLAN router or access point, your first step should be to change the default password to something else. You may not use this password very often, so be sure to write it down in a safe place so you can refer to it if needed. Without it, the only way to access the router or access point may be to reset it to factory default settings which will wipe away any configuration changes you've made.

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Are you trying to secure the wireless connection?

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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    Tim Babcock Jun 17, 2008

    Go into the admin section of your router by typing in the IP address. By default it is:



    Http://192.168.0.100



    type in you user id and password, by default the user id is admin and the password is linksys.



    Go to the wireless section and turn it on.



    Select WEP encryption. I choose the lowest one because if you are using PDA and other lower end wireless devices such as phones, they usually don't have 128 bit encryption to them.



    Pick a word or phrase you can remember, it will kick out a code in four different boxes. Select 1



    That is the WEP key you will use on you wireless devices to get in.



    Another way you can lock up your wireless network is call MAC filtering. If you have the MAC addresses to all of your wireless devices, you can add those to the table and set it for those devices to only get into the network. The mac addresses should be listed on every wireless network device either on the card, back of the PDA, or looking them up in the device settings.



    If you go to linksys.com, it provides detailed instructions on how to setup the wireless networking on the router.

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