I am trying to help set up my parents internet at their house. They currently have a bt broadband package and had one desktop PC that was connected via a usb modem.
They have recently purchased a WiFi enabled laptop and want to connect both these to the internet so they have purchased a D-Link DSL-G624T wireless router, which came with a D-Link DWL-G122 wireless USB adapter.
The idea is to plug this into the Desktop to use the internet and and the laptop should be OK as it is already enabled.
Now the Router is plugged in and all lights are normal, when teh laptop is turnt on it auto detects a D-Link wireless network (with excellent strength) and it states that this is "unsecured"
I can now, without any further settings access teh internet using this, although I am sure that this is not ideal.
Does anyone know how I go about setting up a secure wireless connection so that no one outside the house can use this connection, whilst the desktop PC shoudl be allowed to connect to it through the USB adapter
There should be an address that you enter to access the router's setup. On my Belkin it is 192.168.2.1 but yours is probably different - check the manual. If you access this on the desktop it should take you to a page where you can set encryption and a password and personalise the name of the router - e.g it could be ShorN instead of D-Link DSL-G624T.
thanks for the links and info. In addition, will the desktop pc that has teh usb adapter need any additional settings? I would like them to both be connected to teh internet at the same time if possible?
thanks for that, ive now connected the laptop and set up a secure connection so a password is needed. One last question... is it possible to make the laptop automically connect to this wireless network upon booting up with out the need to manually enter the password