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Bad Roomate I gave my roomate the wep key and now the name of my linksys is gone and the signal is open! How do you name the router and secure the signal. I don't have the software any longer!

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You can do that by accessing the setup page of the router.

You can follow these steps on how to change the name and put in a security.

Checking the Wireless Settings on the Linksys Router
Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the router's web-based setup page, click here.
Step 2:
When the router’s web-based setup page appears, click Wireless.
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NOTE: If the screen on your router’s web-based setup page looks different, click here.
Step 3:
Look for Wireless Network Name (SSID) and if it’s still set to "linksys", change it to something unique and take note if Wireless SSID Broadcast is set to Enable.
Step 4:
Click Wireless Security and take note of the current Security Mode.
3698-007.jpg If Security Mode is set to WEP:
NOTE: In this example, WEP 64-Bit is used. To know more about Wireless Security, click here.
3698-013.png If Security Mode is set to WPA:
NOTE: In this example, WPA-TKIP is used. To know more about Wireless Security, click here.
3698-015.png Step 5:

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Or you can go to this link. if you can see the images.

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