Protecting my wireless connection

  kittycatxxx 21:49 06 Nov 2007
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If i have a wireless connection through a wireless router and usb adapter....how do i make my connection secure against people trying to piggyback' off my wireless??

  mgmcc 23:04 06 Nov 2007

Go into the router's wireless settings and enable WEP or, preferably, the more secure WPA encryption.

  Zion_Lion 01:13 07 Nov 2007

Hi kittycatxxx... it is also good practice to change the default administrator name and password for the router if you haven't already.
If you don't already know how to access your router, typing the IP address of 192.168.0.1 in the address bar in your web browser and clicking GO or pressing enter should bring up a log on box where you can enter the default admin name and password which should be on a sticker on the router, or on paperwork supplied by your ISP with the router. If the IP address that I mentioned earlier happens not to be the default address and you can't access your router, get back to me with the make & model of the router.
And if you know all of this already, I hope you've solved your little dilemma.

Regards ZL

  ambra4 08:31 07 Nov 2007

Take a read at these sites, will help you to understand the correct ways to set up your wireless security


Wireless Lan Set-up

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10 ways to wireless security

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Wireless security

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The ten-minute guide to wireless security

click here

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