Router & Wireless Services
About Wireless Routers
Wireless routers connect to your modem and create a wireless signal in your home or office. So, any computer within range can connect to your wireless router and use your broadband Internet for free. The only way to keep anyone from connecting to your system is to secure your router.
A word of warning about wireless routers: Be sure your secure them, or you will be susceptible to hackers and identity thieves. In order to secure your router, you simply need to come to WhatIsMyIPAddress.com, and get your IP address. Then, you will type that into your web browser and log into your router (the user ID and password will come with your router).Remember to change the router ID and password as well or someone else might lock you out of your system.
Once there, visit the wireless settings, type in a security key and you will be about ready to go. Make sure you write down the key or save it in a Word document. When you try to log onto your Internet connection, you will just need to enter the key. Your computer should remember the key, but write it down somewhere for safe keeping just in case.