Follow these tips to keep your data safe when using wireless networks:
If you use WEP encryption, change your encryption key once a month. If someone manages to learn your key, they will be locked out again when you change it.
Don't connect to unprotected wireless networks?it's possible for someone to monitor your Internet usage and even record your passwords.
If you do connect to an unprotected wireless network, don't visit a Web site that requires a password unless the Web site is encrypted. To find out if it's encrypted, look for a lock symbol in the lower-right corner of your browser.
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We have a desktop (Hp Pavillion a250n, Windows XP)and 2 Dell Laptops, (XPS 1701 w/Windows XP & Inspirion 1501 w/Windows Vista. We have our own modem and router both Linksys (the router is a Wireless N). I just read an article on cNet about security with the wireless. We have a wep key but the article said something that made me think I need to change the name and password of the network. What I want to know it how do I do this? What file do I go into the change this information? I've poked around all that I dare without knowing exactly what I was doing.