password for a wireless connection?

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    password for a wireless connection?

    how can I set up a password for a wireless connection? we're using a NetGear router... I just hooked it all up for my grandma and she wants the network password protected....

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    Does the router support WEP or WPA-PSK?

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    yes... it has those options...

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    Well, your best bet is WPA-PSK, it's much safer than WEP. (Which isn't saying much, WEP is about as safe as a wide open door and a sign saying "Please don't enter")

    I don't know how NetGear handles WEP/WPA, but you should be able to activate WPA-PSK and set an ASCII passphrase as the password. Then, whenever someone wants to log on to your WLAN, they will have to enter that passphrase before they get access.

    Read the documentation for your router on how to set up WPA-PSK.

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    If you've never used a router interface before, read the manual. Most decent routers have a webserver built in that you can access with a browser from another computer. The address is often 192.168.1.1 or something like that.
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