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How do i make my linksys router secure and will this speed up my internet?

I have Linksys WNR614 N300 Wi-Fi Router (White) and I have no idea how to secure my network connection. I use wireless internet and I don't want others using my internet Wi-Fi so if I want help to secure my Linksys router. Also, I want to know that network securing will increase the internet speed or not? Hope someone can help me !!

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Securing your Linksys router is easy and also necessary in the present era of technology. Open a Web browser on a computer that has a connection to your Linksys router and type in the IP of your Linksys router in the browser’s address bar. By default, the  IP of Linksys router is “192.168.1.1”.
Using administrator settings, log in to your Linksys router. If you have assigned username and password at the time of installation then use those values. If not, then use default ones i.e.,  “admin” for the password and leave the username field blank.
Under router setup menu, tap on Wireless >Wireless Security sub-tab. After this,  choose “WEP” from the “Security Mode”. Also, don't forget to choose “64 bit” from the WEP encryption setting. Move to Passphrase field and type password into the text box and then click on the “Generate” button. By doing this, four different security keys will get generated. Just write down Key 1 as this is the key that you will use to connect to your router.
In last, tap on Save Settings” and complete the Linksys router's security setup.
Well, Internet speed can depend on several factors i.e., internal and external. If we start from the OS, you have the network card, network cable, wireless router, broadband modem etc. all of them play a major role in your Internet speed. If your router is not secured properly then other people may use your bandwidth  without your permission and this may prove harmful for you. So secure the Linksys router as soon as possible.

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