You need to go to the administration page for your Linksys router (http://192.168.1.1). The default password is in the router instructions. From there you need to enable WEP or WAP for encryption security. Also, you can enable ''MAC filtering.'' All ot this is in the quick setup instructions and manual for your Linksys router.
I have recently purchased a new Dell laptop w/ Windows XP and am trying to set up a wireless connection to my DSL internet connection using a Linksys Wireless-G broadband router.
I have gotten as far as connecting my DSL modem to the Linksys Router and my computer recognizes a signal but it is an "unsecured connection" according to the wireless connection list that my laptop picks up. Other wireless connections in range of my computer (My neighbors, I guess) are secured and require a password to access.
I would like for my wireless internet broadcast to be "secured" as well and require a password, but after running several network and wireless setup wizards I can't figure out how this is done.
Also, do I need to install the SBC Yahoo DSL software to do this? I'd rather not since this usually clutters the desktop w/ unwanted software and icons.
Thanks for any and all help with this matter.