Enabling the WEP or similar encyrption. Have a look around CNET. They had a school to help you on these items. Also look in the manual for the router. There should be a section on security. It isn't difficult to learn how to do this.
On the other question, I do not know of a way to not "see" the other networks in your neighborhood but the routine that connects you to the wireless network should identify your network from the others. If not, change the SSID of your wireless so you can recognize it easily.
Howdy - am new to the wireless router deal. am using a Dlink WBR 1310 router - am using one hardwired port to the 'main' computer and using the wireless end to go to the laptop (toshiba). the laptop is using XP home edition. the laptop is seeing the wireless fine. it is also seeing 2 other wireless 'stations' in the neighborhood.
Is there a way to make my wireless port the ONLY one that is seen by the laptop (XP) - ignore the others. AND XP says the broadcast is not secure. I'd like to make it where others cannot rob wireless internet.
See! Told you I knew nothing about this. tnx, dave