The thread in the forum help section with the recent problems here at GTT and some people's routers has prompted me to secure my wireless system. I live in the boonies with no neighbors so have never done this. Now please be patient with me - I know just enough to be dangerous, plus don't know the proper terminology for everything. I will start out with what I have - I am hoping for some step-by-step guidance to secure my wireless network without locking myself out. I am currently on a wired PC so even if I mess something up I should be OK but I need to use my iPad a lot during the day.
I have cable internet with my own Motorola SB6141 modem.
From the modem I am wired to my Linksys WRT54GL router. From the 4 ports on that router are:
My desktop PC
Mrs. C's desktop PC
Ethernet cable to the second modem downstairs.
Downstairs is a Trendnet N150 (TEW-711BR). I found instructions on the web at the time and set it up - don't know if it would now be called an access point, a bridge, or whatever. I know I did have to change the IP address of this router. The ethernet cable coming from my upstairs Linksys routers is plugged into one of the 4 ports - not the input (WAN) port. From there I have my Tivo unit hardwired - this is the router that I get access for my iPad and Roku unit.
On both my iPad and Roku I can "see" both routers - I have them both access the downstairs Trendet router being a better signal because it is closer. Previously I had a weak signal accessing the upstairs Linksys router from that room.
And it all works just fine.
I can access the configuration screen for both routers with the appropriate address in my browser. When I took a look just now I quickly became befuddled even after looking at the manuals. So if you guys could, where should I start? My goal is to have wireless access from either router but to have it password protected.