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a b F Wireless
September 24, 2005 1:01:30 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

I'm using a wireless connection for a labtop to use the internet, however i
feel that people are using my internet connection. How do i put password on
it so only certain people the password can use it? also will that effect the
computer i'm also using that is plugged in with a cable?
September 24, 2005 1:01:31 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Would b Hero wrote:

> I'm using a wireless connection for a labtop to use the internet,
> however i feel that people are using my internet connection. How do i
> put password on it so only certain people the password can use it?
> also will that effect the computer i'm also using that is plugged in
> with a cable?

You need to enable encryption on the router. Then you'll enter the
encryption key into any computers connecting wirelessly. Here are links
to help you with wireless security:

Wireless - Basic Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
MVP Barb Bowman on wireless security - http://tinyurl.com/56fc5
The six dumbest ways to secure a wireless LAN -
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/index.php?p=43

Malke
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