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Old 01-18-08, 09:14 AM
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How hard is it to hook up a wireless router?

I'm an idiot when it comes to internet stuff.

Without reading my instructions yet, how do I hook up a wireless router?

Just run a cable from my cable internet to the wireless router?

Then what?

Is it hard to make it password-protected?
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Old 01-18-08, 10:07 AM
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My router came with an install disc. Inserting that first before hooking up any wires gave an "idiot proof" step-by-step instruction (with pictures!) of how to do it. It's pretty easy.

Typically, you'll have to sign into the web application to set-up encryption. That you'll have to read the manual for your specific router.
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Old 01-18-08, 10:58 AM
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Get a Linksys. It's as easy as putting in an install dvd, following prompts and hooking up cables. Up and running in 10 mins.
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Old 01-18-08, 11:01 AM
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I think that's what I got...

Glad to hear this is so easy; I thought it would a PITA.

Thanks guys.
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Old 01-18-08, 11:09 AM
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Yeah, I should've said my router was a Linksys.
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Old 01-18-08, 02:29 PM
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Linksys has you putting in the cd before doing any wiring so begin there. Along the way it should allow you to password it, if not, it's easy to go back after installed.
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Old 01-18-08, 03:18 PM
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Doesn't even matter if it's Linksys. Pretty much all routers are setup like that these days.
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Yeah, I had a linksys before, and just recently got the airport extreme basestation and they were both pretty simple in their installation.
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Old 01-21-08, 11:13 AM
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Very easy to set up, but spend something setting up the security on it, unless you want to have an open spot that people can access.
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Old 01-21-08, 11:54 AM
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Running a router unsecured takes virtually no time. Turning on security, though, takes a little time.
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Old 01-21-08, 12:37 PM
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Unless it's been included in the software lately, I'm still amazed they don't include turning on security in the step-by-step CD.
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