Help needed to secure wireless internet
I'm hoping someone out there can help me with what's probably an easy tehno-problem, but I have no idea where to begin.
So, I moved a month ago and have been restricted by being plugged in directly to my modem. I'm finally sick of tripping over wires all over my living room. So just today I plugged in my old-ish wireless router. I bought it over 4 years ago. One the side it reads D-Link 802.11g / 2.4Ghz. Whatever that means. If it matters.
So I plugged it into my Rogers cable router and presto I have wireless, it works great. Only it's not locked or secured. My low-tech security plan, until I get some assistance, is to unplug the wireless router when I'm not using it, like at night, when all the "movie downloaders who steal wireless signals" seem to do all their work. Yes I realize my plan is flawed, given how much I'm online (I work from home).
Is there a relatively simple procedure that someone can walk me through, either in this thread or via private message, to encode my signal?
I have a Macbook if that matters.