Dell Vostro 1500 Secure Wireless Connection

I hope you are doing well. My girlfriend just recently switched from a regular wired dsl connection to a wireless connection. She is using a dell vostro 1500 laptop, and is using the software that comes with it to connect to the internet, which is called dell wireless wlan card utility. Her dsl provider is sbc yahoo!

Currently, the dell wireless wlan card utility shows that the wireless connection is not secured (there is no security lock next to her network name). How do i go about securing the wireless connection so others are not able to use it without first entering a network key?

I have searched but was not able to find step-by-step instructions. I did, however, find dozens of web sites that recommend me to secure my wireless connection - too bad they didn't tell me how to do that.

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