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How To Lock a Wireless Router

Watch more Internet & Wireless Network Troubleshooting videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to lock a wireless router by following these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Open your browser Open your web browser. Type in the URL address that is specified your router's instruction manual. You should see a window pop up requesting a username and password. Step 2: Type in default info Use the username and password listed in your manual to sign in. The configuration page will appear. Tip Be sure to change the default password once you reach the configuration page. Step 3: Change your password Click on administration. At the top you'll see a place to type in a password, and then a place to re-enter your password to confirm. Choose your network's name, called your SSID. Enable Wi-Fi protected access encryption, called WPA2 or WEP. Save your settings. Tip Choose a name for your network that doesn't reveal your name or address. Step 4: Enable MAC filtering Most wireless routers come with an option to enable Media Access Control -- or MAC address -- filtering, allowing you to specify that only computers that have a particular MAC address are allowed access to the wireless network. To enable this feature, refer to your router's manual. Did You Know? Wi-Fi, a term coined by the Wi-Fi Alliance, stands for wireless fidelity.
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