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Help and Tips

First-time router user? Learn router installation and configuration tips including security and access control.

#1: Read Your Manual
Don't just plug in a router and expect it to work!

#2: Need a Better Manual? Links to Router Manufacturer Websites
If your router's manual is lacking in detail, check online for possible updates.

#3: Lock Down Your Wireless Access
Prevent unauthorized wireless access to your Internet connection via your router.

#4: Configuration Page Not Displaying Properly
If you can't configure your router, follow this tip.

#5: Block Kids From Accessing Certain Sites
Protect your kids even when you are not around.

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The MalekTips website was created in 1998 by Andrew Malek of Envision Programming. The page's goal is to freely disperse computer-related tips, hints, and informative articles. Tips are organized to be easy to find, and are presented clearly, in easy-to-understand language. MalekTips also provides information and links to public-domain, open source, freeware, shareware, and commercial software available for download.