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I had an issue with a Linksys router on a wireless network, no one knew the password to connect, and had a wireless expert fix the problem by resetting the the Linksys and reconfiguring it.  
He told me that he turned off SSID broadcast so no one will see the wireless network and try to connect.  He told me that if I want to add more machines to the wireless that I should just enter linksys in the SSID box under wireless networks in XP.  Is that correct?  Will I need anything else to connect a wireless PC to this Linksys?
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CJA
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If "linksys" is the SSID he set the router to, you will have to enter that. You also have to know the WPA pre-shared key (unless you are using some other form of encryption).

Tell him not to use "linksys" as the SSID. Even if it isn't shown, it'll be one of the first  SSID's a wardriver would try. He should set it to something more difficult to guess.
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