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Fadge Sun 05-Oct-08 15:41:35

How do I do this, was always under impression we were secure, untill teen DD pointed out we weren't <hopeless untechy mum emote>

Have looked on my PC and simply cannot find anything to help me!

if it helps the wireless router is a Zoom one?

tissy Sun 05-Oct-08 15:45:07

you need to log into your router, look under "security" and set a password

does teen dd know how to do that? grin

If not look in instructions that came with router- there will be an address (list of numbers and dots) you can put into your browser which should allow you into your router.

Fadge Sun 05-Oct-08 15:47:44

Teen DD is out, bugger!

I'll see if I can find the box assuming the destructions instrustions are in there still

<vain hopes>

morningpaper Sun 05-Oct-08 15:51:25

open a DOS prompt (go to START > RUN type COMMAND)
type "tracert www.mumsnet.com"
the first set of numbers that it returns - write it down
open your internet browser
type first set of numbers into your browser
that should open up your router interface

Fadge Sun 05-Oct-08 16:04:47

flipping heck I'll blow the thing up if I try that...

<sends out hurry home vibes to teen DD>

umberella Sun 05-Oct-08 16:05:41

does anyne know how to do it from a mac?

<also clueless but certain all our neighbours are piggy-backing>

Fadge Sun 05-Oct-08 16:11:57

ooerr I did it <shakes>

ok I think I have got it sorted out many thanks to you!

Teen DD will be so impressed <smug>

umberella Sun 05-Oct-08 16:34:03

well done grin

<cheers fadge>

tissy Sun 05-Oct-08 17:40:55

umberella, my instructions work for a Mac, that's what I've got!

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 05-Oct-08 17:52:31

you can also do things like hide your ssid so that the neighbours can't even see the name of your network it was easy for me to do on mine, just unticked the box that said 'broadcast ssid' under security

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