andy hibbert <email@example.com> hath
>I have a Netgear 834GT router operating on Windows XP Pro op system.
Amazing. I didn't know the Netgear used XP in their products. Perhaps
you mean your connecting wireless client runs XP Pro?
>I had occasion to reset the Netgear router (small hole & paperclip)
>When I look at the available networks, I see 3 or 4 neighbours all
>I also see my Netgear network but it is unsecured.
>Q. How do I secure my netork so that only I can logon?
I'm too lazy to see if Netgear has something in their docs on their
web page, so I'll just guess(tm) from memory. There should be
something in the Netgear instructions, but RTFM is no fun. Try this:
Connect a CAT5 cable between your XP Pro computah and one of the 4 LAN
ports on the Netgear.
Go to: http://192.168.0.1
which is the configuration screen.
Find the Wireless page and set the SSID to something unique like
"GET_LOST" so that you can distinguish your Netgear router from all
the others that didn't bother doing this.
Find the Wireless Security page and select "WPA Personal" or
"WPA-PSK". This is your Wireless security.
Install a long and messy WPA pass phrase. Write it down somewhere as
you'll need it.
Unplug the CAT5 cable and try to connect via wireless. Go to the
Wireless setting on your XP system and either edit the saved profile
for your system, or just delete and recreate it. When it asks for a
pass phrase, incribed the long and messy WPA pass phrase (twice).
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