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I'm looking through all the options in the router, but I don't see where I'm supposed to set the key/password so my wireless network is secure? Am I just blind? I don't want a neighbor stealing my bandwidth. Help!
 

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On my MR814v2 it is accessed from the wireless settings page

I access the router by IP address 192.168.0.1 with a browser
Log in as admin

Default password on mine was password(yours may be different) and you should have changed the password. If not change it now!
 

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AND turn on NAT/NAPT or SPF in the router.

Then, once all of your machines are on, turn off the SSID beacon on your AP.

This is a very basic hardening; I do MUCH more to secure important business networks against invasion--but to protect your bandwidth, this is enough.
 

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Sorry not to be a wise ass but.

Read the manual that came with the router.
It really does tell you where you can change the default password to access the router and setting up your WEP.

If the router did not come with a manual DL it from the manufactures website.
 

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Don't worry about being a smart ass. There's been more than one time I've told someone to "RTFM". I'm doing this for a friend, no manual. :(
 

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I think I found my answer at that link you sent:

Using WPN824, WGR614, or WGT624 Routers as an Access Point
You can now log in to the wireless router/access point at its new address of http://192.168.1.99 and configure wireless features such as WEP and Access Control List UPnP, DMZ, Port Forwarding, and Port Triggering are not used on the wireless router/access point, and it doesn't matter how they are configured.
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Originally posted by neeko
Turn on WPA.
Only allow as many DHCP leases as how many machines you run.
I missed this suggestion. I like it, but I want to leave 1 and maybe even 2 open for people who might come see him with laptops.
 
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