Read the instructions that come with the router.
Set up the router using the wired/Ethernet cable.
For wireless security, enable WPA.
The laptop will need a wireless card.
Or go here http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7589_102-0.html?forumID=62&threadID=264135&messageID=2584349&tag=forums06;forum-threads
I am going to buy a router possibly WRT 54G by lynksys to set up a wireless home network. How do I lock it down. I am presently using wired SBC DSl access to the internet. Could someone please give a step by step process on how to set up the router from start to finish and how to secure it. I have read some on the subject and would like to know also what tomato is and how to use it on my router. I am running windows xp pro sp3 on a desk top unit. A Dell Insprion 1100 laptop will be using the wireless network. It has Xp on it also. What will be needed for the laptop to use on the network? thanks for the help in advance