I have just discovered that an outsider has joined my work group. How can I get rid of thia person who calls him/herself 'myfriend'? I use the Belkin 54g router with two desktop PCs and two laptops. I know I should have used the wep encryption but, 'something about after the horse....' Rita
Can you not enable encryption now? That would lock out all PCs, and you can then enable your trusted pcs only. I had the belkin 54g, now have a linksys. I have changed the default SSID and disabled SSID broadcast. THis has the effect of making your network invisible and your friend would be left scratching his/her head, wondering whether you have turned off the access point. There is a further level of paranoia possible whereby you allow the router to communicate only with trusted MAC addresses.
I assume that your friend hasn't accessed the router and locked you out by changing the password! If this is the case you will need to do a reset.
Yoda Knight Thanks for input. I ‘m not sure how to set the wep encryption. The belkin instructions are not easy to understand.
Ricvic Thanks for suggestions. I have now set MAC addresses for all my computers and set a password for the router. However, I can still see him/her on the ‘client list’ in the router. Have I now locked him/her out? Regards Rita