Every private wireless network should have a password. This is doubly true in urban or suburban areas, where the people next door could mooch off your system if you leave it public. Like many routers, the Philips wireless base station does not make it obvious how to add a password. Once you access the online interface, though, the rest is easy.
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Plug your computer directly into the base station using an Ethernet cable.
Enter your router’s IP address into your browser. By default, it should be 192.168.2.1. If the browser asks for a username and password, enter “admin” for both. This is the default unless you or someone else changed it.
Click the “Security” link on the left-hand side.
Click “Add Password.”
Enter your password twice. Click “Save.”
Close your browser. You and any other computers using the wireless will have to reconnect using the new password.
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