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Hoiw to put a lock on my router so that it cannot be used by any one in the neighborhood. Windows 7

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  • Alex May 21, 2011

    Please specify the model of your router and start-run-cmd ipconfig /all command output



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There are multiple methods depending upon your model of router and if my initial advice doesnt stear you in the right direction then I will need these details

The easiest method is to logon to the router console, and look for the settings that say enable WEP or WPA security under the WIFI settings box, WEP is more compatable with older computers, however WPA is more secure

Another method is resticting access to MAC addresses, and I can walk you through this if required, however it is a more complicated proceedure to a non techie.

I hope this helps, you may need to look in you manual to discover how to logon to your router if you have it, however if not, let me know and I will see if I can discover a copy of it online for you.

If this helps, please rate my solution.


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