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I can not access router to make a secure network. It is only acting as a hub so I don't need a typical setup. I works fine not secured but I would like to change that. I feel I need to do a hard reboot. What is the correct technique?

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Hey Geekless: The very best solution to your configuration and security concerns would be to download the Linksys EasyLink Advisor.

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Typically you unplug the router and wait several seconds. Then, you hold in the reset button while reconnecting the power adapter. Continue holding the reset button for 10seconds and then release and connect it to your computer. Then proceed with configuration; if that doesn't work, repeat the steps but hold the button for 20seconds. I hope this helps.

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