Adding a WEP Password?
April 17, 2007 1:25PM
edited January 2014
How does one go about adding a WEP password to secure an internet connection.
We have a Linksys router and 3 Mac's all with Airport cards. How can I add a WEP key to stop anyone else using the network.
Thanks in advance.
Reply 1 of 4
April 17, 2007 3:58PM
The Linksys router admin tool should provide a means of securing the wireless connection. Typically you go to
to log into the admin tool on the router. Check your documentation that came with the router, or if you don't have it, go to the
Linksys web site
and check their technical support pages.
Reply 2 of 4
April 18, 2007 8:05AM
Use M.A.C. filtering, it is fairly effective without the messiness of WEP encryption. If you're not too paranoid...
Reply 3 of 4
April 18, 2007 2:05PM
MAC addresses are so much easier to spoof though...
Reply 4 of 4
April 18, 2007 2:38PM
Add WPA encryption instead of WEP (that can be cracked in less than one hour nowadays) PLUS use MAC address filtering. That should be enough security for a home network.