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Windows 7: no security in wireless connection

11 Sep 2012   #1

home premium 64bit
 
 
no security in wireless connection

Just found out that my neighbour can access my ISP via my wireless 802-11g connection. And I can access via his connection...Not a good situation.
I have checked security settings in both my router and Windows 7 network connection.
I have checked that WPA2-PSK security and AES encryption is selected and a 8 digit network security key is current.
I have disabled sharing. When connecting the network does not ask for a network security key but connects instantly and functions correctly
I can see but cannot connect to another neighbours connection because it asks for a network security key and I do not have it.
I will appreciate any advice.

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11 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

If you can access your neighbour's network via his connection, that's his problem not yours. However, you can prevent him from connecting to your network by these simple measures (you might need to temporarily connect via an ethernet cable whilst you make settings adjustments on your router). Firstly, change your SSID and set it to not-broadcastable. Secondly, choose the highest level of security available (WPA2-PSK) and create a secure password. I use the 63 random printable ASCII characters: from https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm. You will need to enter both the SSID and this password on all devices that you wish to connect to your router. Thirdly, all computers have a MAC code, so you should enable MAC filtering on your router so that only authorised devices can connect. See MAC Address - Locate and Find for Your Computer Note that some devices, such as printers, may have this information on a label affixed somewhere on the case - see the manual for its location.
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12 Sep 2012   #3

home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Dwarf, Your change made no difference.You may have noted that I already have WP2-PSK security with an encrypted Security key. My basic problem is that the system does not call for a security key when I connect. Disconnect and reconnect give exactly the same, I am straight into the connection with no request for a security key. When I attempt to sign on to another visible connection , not mine , the system immediatley demands a security key.
So it seems that I have either told the system not to look for a security key or I have not told it to look for a security key on my connection. I have rechecked my router setup and rechecked my network setup and I am stumped !!
I'll try anything.
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13 Sep 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by talisman View Post
Thanks Dwarf, Your change made no difference.You may have noted that I already have WP2-PSK security with an encrypted Security key. My basic problem is that the system does not call for a security key when I connect. Disconnect and reconnect give exactly the same, I am straight into the connection with no request for a security key. When I attempt to sign on to another visible connection , not mine , the system immediatley demands a security key.
So it seems that I have either told the system not to look for a security key or I have not told it to look for a security key on my connection. I have rechecked my router setup and rechecked my network setup and I am stumped !!
I'll try anything.
You might try going into the Network and Sharing Center, on the left side of screen you sill see "Manage Wireless Connections" where all the wireless credentials are at. Find your connection and edit or delete your connection profile. Now try to connect to your wireless connection again and see if it asks for password.
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14 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

So after changing the key to anything else he can still connect?
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15 Sep 2012   #6

home premium 64bit
 
 

Changed security key and system said it was connecting but it never did. Changed key back to original and we are back to instant connect not asking for key. Bit short of time for a few days but will totally remove wireless, reconfigure router and initiate new connection next week..Fortunately I am not concerned with interlopers as I turn off router when I am not on line.
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