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Windows 7: Restrict Wireless

20 Dec 2010   #1

 
Restrict Wireless

ISSUE: How do I deny Wireless users from using my Wireless Router
I now see pc's on my Netork tab that are using my broadband connection, I want to deny them usage on my dime.
My hardware is: WRT54GS Linksys Router.
I have forgotten how to create a "WEP/WAP" key.
I'm now using IE9 Beta and I'm able to access the router using 192.168.1.1 but I don't see the option on the security tab.
Appreciate in advance for any help in theis direction.

Adrian

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20 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Hello Adrian, this is a fairly basic procedure. In any case, see this simple walkthrough for your specific router.

Wireless Router Configuration

or this.

How To Protect a Linksys WRT54G Router Using WAP and WEP
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20 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Most wireless routers or access points allow restrictions based on Network card internal code.
called NIC address.

Most laptops have theri wireless NIC address printed on the bottom of the laptop.

Or, just go to cmd prompt
ipconfig /all

look for the 8 part number like 00-E0-.......
put that in the wireless routers restrict ips to these NIC address and they
can see your router but never get connected.

that plus encryption via WEP should do it.

Rich
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20 Dec 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Most wireless routers or access points allow restrictions based on Network card internal code.
called NIC address.

Most laptops have theri wireless NIC address printed on the bottom of the laptop.

Or, just go to cmd prompt
ipconfig /all

look for the 8 part number like 00-E0-.......
put that in the wireless routers restrict ips to these NIC address and they
can see your router but never get connected.

that plus encryption via WEP should do it.

Rich

I believe you are referring too MAC address filtering which can be used as a secondary security layer. Mine even binds the MAC address to a User name so even if the MAC is spoofed or copied they would also need to have the User name of your machine in order to hack into the wireless connection.


You can change the MAC physical address in Windows for most if not all network cards.
  1. Right click on computer->manage
  2. Select device manager double click on your network card
  3. Select the advanced tab
  4. Select Network Address and enter the MAC address you want to use
This can be usable in situations where your ISP has "locked" your connection to a certain MAC address and not assigning any IP address. It's also found in most home routers on the market for this situation.

You can also change the MAC address using the registry.
Change MAC Address or Physical Address Using Registry Editor (regedit) in Windows - TECHRENA

The MAC address shows up as the Physical address under network connection, choose status then "details".


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21 Dec 2010   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Hello Adrian, this is a fairly basic procedure. In any case, see this simple walkthrough for your specific router.

Wireless Router Configuration

or this.

How To Protect a Linksys WRT54G Router Using WAP and WEP
2nd option worked.
many thanks, happy holidays to you and yours.
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21 Dec 2010   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
ISSUE: How do I deny Wireless users from using my Wireless Router
I now see pc's on my Netork tab that are using my broadband connection, I want to deny them usage on my dime.


Adrian

Good Job


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