On Apr 26, 2011, at 11:26 AM, Yersinia wrote: > So there IS an easy way to name and secure my little network? If so, I would > greatly appreciate it if one of you wifi locksmiths could provide me with > step-by-step instructions. Here is the equipment list: > > Router: US Robotics MAXg, Model 5461.
USR has a nice easy-peasy tutorial here: <http://www.usr.com/support/5461/5461-ug/tutor8.html> Just select the defaults of WPA2 and WPA (PSK), and TKIP & AES. Choose a good passphrase mixing letters and numbers: "Hey it's sn0w1ng Macintoshes outside!" Voila' all done. Now on each of your macs and pcs tell them to forget the connection and re-establish it, entering the passphrase as above. Your old OS 9 machines may work, but 8 and 7 probably not. Use a wired connection for those. It means you need to be within about 100 meters (cable run) of the router. Unless your name is Trump, this is a limitation you're unlikely to reach in the typical dwelling :-) -- Bruce Johnson University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Information Technology Group Institutions do not have opinions, merely customs -- You received this message because you are a member of G-Group, a group for those using G3, G4, and G5 desktop Macs - with a particular focus on Power Macs. The list FAQ is at http://lowendmac.com/lists/g-list.shtml and our netiquette guide is at http://www.lowendmac.com/lists/netiquette.shtml To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/g3-5-list