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How Do I Secure Our Wireless Router & Connection?


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Sassasfrass

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Ok, here's the situation in our house :whistling:

1 desktop PC with cable modem & Linksys wireless router
3 laptops with wireless cards, using the wireless connection

We have no problems with our connection, however, it is unsecure. I have NO idea how to change this. Not only do I want to protect our connection from neighbors using our internet, I want to secure it so everything is not being broadcast all over the place.

I've seen the terms SSID, WAP, WEP, MAC, etc., but I have NO idea what any of it means or what I'm supposed to do with it.

Any step by step tips on how to make our internet connection secure? The last time I tried, it kept all of our own personal laptops from connecting to our own internet.

Thanks!
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http://www.geekstogo...s...st&p=598489 this is a bit of a long read (and some of it you've already done since you've got your wireless working) but it covers the wireless security setup and mac filtering
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Thank you very much!!!! Off to read....
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good luck..you shouldn't have any problems...it's a rellatively easy process...it just takes a few steps
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