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How do I make my wireless internet connection private and safe so others outside of my house can not use it? I'm currently running on a linksys router.
 
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For my Linksys router package, there was a FAQ's paper. One of the FAQ's gives you an IP Address to type in and follow that instruction.

Once you're in, you should see a page with a bunch of tabs and stuff regarding set up.
This is what mine looks like:


Go do Admistration and the first thing you see is the "Router Password" & "Re-enter Router Password to confirm."
Type in desired passwords and scroll down to save the setting.


I believe all Linksys have similar steps so if it's a little, it should still be straight forward.
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For my Linksys router package, there was a FAQ's paper. One of the FAQ's gives you an IP Address to type in and follow that instruction.

Once you're in, you should see a page with a bunch of tabs and stuff regarding set up.
This is what mine looks like:


Go do Admistration and the first thing you see is the "Router Password" & "Re-enter Router Password to confirm."
Type in desired passwords and scroll down to save the setting.


I believe all Linksys have similar steps so if it's a little, it should still be straight forward.
Isn't that just the password for router access.
How to Set up a Linksys Wireless Router | eHow.com
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That's where I typed my password to make it a private home connection.
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That is simply the password for the router. The router can't be accessed save for directly by wire anyways so it doesn't really matter unless you're living with people you can't trust.

For wireless security, it should be in the wireless security tab under 'wireless' and generally you can select between different security encryptions like WEP or WPA, the latter of which is more recent and secure.

kag's link goes through everything pretty clearly, though WEP is easily hackable using programs and is not advised.
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as in picture, it's only for router access..should be in the "security" section, and on wifi password

setup a WPA2-PSK mode for extra secure connection
 
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Actually, I just checked and I realized I stated it wrong. x.x
Buta is correct. It's Wireless > Wireless Security and then you choose the set up you want.
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as in picture, it's only for router access..should be in the "security" section, and on wifi password

setup a WPA2-PSK mode for extra secure connection
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mac filter doesn't work 100%, since mac address can be spoofed/changed anyway, provided he know how to change it [google, lol]
 
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I just add it to make it a tiny bit harder for whoever is trying to get into my network... but seriously tough, who's going to spend 20mins cracking a wireless connection these days... And those who can do it definitely have internet to begin with.
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Best is to hide SSID, WPA-2 AES and MAC Filter.
It is as secure as it can get for home use.

But MAC Filter is sometimes a hassle if you have guests who uses your network once in a while, so it is pretty troublesome to maintain it.
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