Just to start: this is not a thread asking if people like their airport basestations or if it is better/equal to/worse than any other wireless router I was given an airport extreme base station when i asked for a wireless base station. I already have a router that maintains/ "dials" my DSL connection and spits out IP addresses through my hub. My question is this: the base station information tells you to go in and "set up" the base station before you can make any changes to its configuration, or more importantly for what i want to be able to do...change the security settings. As it sits (near as i can tell) my router will spit out IPs through the base station till the cows come home and i want to limit this. Is there anyway to tell the base station that IT needs a password to issue an IP without having to go in and change my entire network over to asking for a password? (currently my router will issue an IP to any computer that connects to it for internet access though the individual computers need seperate passwords to be accessed over the network) Im not overly concerned with hackers coming through my router or anything but i also dont really want the neighbors sitting around slowing down my connection (or worse, doing something illegal over my connection). The base station. when i try to set it up sends a message that no base station is in range...which is dumb since im using it to surf when i try this. I tried to reset the base station and it still gives me this error. To set up the base station does it need to be acting as the router? When i get it to let me set it up, can i set it to require a password while it is not primarily distributing IPs but rather just routing out wireless IPs for my main router? Also, is there any way to see/monitor who all is connected to my base station -- like a list of connected computers/ how long connected etc?? thanx for any help you can provide!