Posted 11 September 2006 - 02:14 PM
Even though it's a mac, it should still be configured the same way. To make a secure network enter the ip address for your router, once you have done that it should prompt you for a password which should be username: admin and password: password, your first step to internet security? Change your password, something complicated is best. Second step, go to your wireless settings, should be on the right hand side, and setup a different ssid, you can have wireless control where you can go to setup access list, and input your wireless mac address... but, in my experience it doesn't work. Go to your encryption options down near the bottom and set up a nice wep or prefferably wpa code. Now remember that passphrase! and copy down the hexidecimal code and keep it to yourself if all possible. Go to your ibook and enter the domain name and the passphrase and you should be on a secured network "hurrah". Now you can increase your security even more, by first checking to see in your network connections if there are any other wireless access points you connect to. Such as your neighbor, make sure you disable these, as this next step will be valuable in pc protection. Go back to your router, go back to the wireless options and look for something that says "broadcast ssid" and uncheck the box. Now your ibook should become unconnected to the internet, but shortly reconnect. To your domain name with your secured network. This means, that only people who want to really get at your network can even see your network, and once they do see it the wpa is still (to my knowledge) hard to crack. wep is still, to my knowledge, cracked by the people who really want in. Howeve wpa should be safe. Hope this helps some.