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My neighbours could easily access my wifi when I didn't have it secure. Now I want to add their laptop to my wifi network and the Internet seems lacking in step-by-step instructions. Help please?
 

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Just to clarify, you secured your wireless network and now you want to allow just one neighbour to access it, right?

You've gotta give more information than what you gave there. Do you know how you secured it- what encryption (WEP/WPA/WPA2) you used, if any? Or did you just set it up MAC address filtering? Also if you know what model your router/modem is?

Or maybe you had someone else secure it for you? I guess I don't understand how you'd figure out how to allow yourself onto the network but not someone else. =P
 

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Can your neighbour even detect your wifi connection (ie when he scans for a wifi connection)? Did you get a new modem/router or did you just enable the security on your existing modem/router?
 

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Secured, want one neighbour to access; yes. My apologies. I have only one router.

I did, but promptly forgot how to do it again. I do that sometimes. It's a cheap Belkin.
 

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All right, here's an update. Apparently I did not have it really secured with the pin. But I do have a network set up. I need to know if I did this correctly:

Opened network and sharing centre > View computers and devices > accessing 'residential gateway' was the only place I found which asked me for my PIN, so I assume that's right? Then it added the device to the network I made.
 

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All right, here's an update. Apparently I did not have it really secured with the pin. But I do have a network set up. I need to know if I did this correctly:

Opened network and sharing centre > View computers and devices > accessing 'residential gateway' was the only place I found which asked me for my PIN, so I assume that's right? Then it added the device to the network I made.
That's an Windows Vista thing, you need to go on the wireless router to enable security. What model Belkin is it? There's probably a guide for setting up some security on it, but you need to find out what model it is.

Usually you can look at the settings on the wireless router by opening up your browser and going to one of the following address (assuming default config)...

http://192.168.2.1
http://192.168.1.1
http://192.168.0.1

It will prompt for a username/password, I think for Belkins the default is a blank username with a password of "admin".
 

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Belkin 54G
 

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Belkin 54G
Here's the guide on their website...

http://www.belkin.com/support/kb/kb.asp?a=2806

You need to follow the router configuration part to enable security first, then the network adapter configuration part on your computer so you can connect to it when secured.

On step 6 for the router configuration, make sure to write down what you use as the pass-phrase. You'll need it for step 8 of the network adapter configuration section.
 

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If I read your question right he just needs the passphrase key to log in, if you secured your wireless connection with a type of encryption and had to set a password, he could just type the passphrase/key in.
 
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