Re: Wireless Router Security?
go into the netgear admin panel (probably 192.168.0.1) and turn on WPA security. then follow the directions... you need to input a strong password/key (8-63 characters the more the merrier).
write it down as you'll be disconected from the wireless router now (unless you connect via wire to setup which is always a smart idea).
then when you go to connect with the dell laptop (vista or xp?) you should see the SSID/wifi and a security icon. try to connect then enter the passphrase and windows will save it. set to "auto connect" so it's all automated.
i'd do some other things later like disable SSID broadcast so read around for more help and tips... glen