How to Password Protect a Wireless Network

By Techwalla Computers Editor

Setting up a wireless network in your home or office is a relatively easy task. When setting up your network, password protect it to make sure that neighbors and others in the vicinity of your network can't log onto it and access your valuable, confidential information. Read on to learn how to password protect a wireless network.

Step 1

Read the user's manual that came with your router. It will give you step-by-step instructions on how to set the password.

Step 2

Visit the router company's website to access support information. There will be step-by-step instructions on how to set up a password. If you have specific questions, you can contact technical support.

Step 3

Change the pre-set password that comes with your router. The router will most likely come with a password. When you are setting up your router for the first time, it will give you the option to set up a password.

Step 4

Call technical support for the company that manufactured your router. The support professional will walk you through the steps of setting up a password on your wireless network.