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I am using a Linksys Wireless -G Router 2.4 GHz. While I can access AOL it is with an unsecured connection. How can I change this to a secure connection?


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Hello Aberlin746,
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\015\012The most secure way to connect to the Internet would be to connect to your router via a wired connection rather than wirelessly. Wireless security is pretty easy to defeat.
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\015\012That's not always an option or convenient though so, beefing up your wireless security and using a firewall (software) would be in order.
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\015\012Linksys, as it happens, has tutorials on networking security. You can find them HERE.
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\015\012You'll need to know how to configure your router as well (in order to implement the suggestions Linksys offers).
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\015\012So, please, go HERE and choose your router's model number. You'll then be taken to a page where you will have access to downloads, FAQs and manual(s) for your router.
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\015\012W/ respect to a software firewall, I've used Comodo Personal Firewall for years.
\015\012(A) It's **free**
\015\012(B) It is **very** effective
\015\012(C) It isn't a resource hog (it doesn't bog down your system) like so many firewall and antivirus products available from major manufacturers today.
\015\012(D) When you disable it, it REALLY is disabled. So, if you're having configuration problems, you don't have to uninstall the product to get your Internet access working again. (Unlike w/ firewall products from Zone Labs, Symantec's Norton line, and McAfee).
\015\012(E) When it's uninstalled, it REALLY is uninstalled. It doesn't leave a mess in its wake like the major manufacturer's products I've already mentioned.
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\015\012If you have more questions or comments on this topic, please, do let us know.
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