thank you! I did that and have tried to set up a new network name and password. The new one does not show up on my 'available wireless networks' list but the router ID shows up and automatically connects. I do not want to remove the open connection until I can figure out how to get the computer to recognize the named and encryption protected network I think I have set up.......how do I do that? I can see it when I go into the properties in the network connections but not when I first open and view available networks.