Longtime readers of this site will remember this post from way back when, when I had a guy out to my house allegedly to make my wireless Internet connection work, and he spent most of his time enhancing my "security." Yesterday, after I had ascertained that my router was shot, I bought and installed a brand-new router, a proces that took up only a few hours of my time and required phone calls to three different help centers.
But I was able to do it myself, if that still constitutes doing it myself. So when the setup process asked me about the level of security I wanted, I selected "none." (The setup wizard asked me, incredulously, Are you sure you don't want at least some level of security? No, I do not.) No WEP key or password is required to access my wireless signal. But at least it works.
So if any of you guys are ever walking down the street in front of my house, be sure to bring your laptop.