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Windows 7: Block connections

20 Sep 2009   #1
John12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Block connections

How do I block people from connecting onto my WI-FI on win7.
I used to be able to do it on XP but the options seems to be different on Win7.

regards,
John


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20 Sep 2009   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi john, you'll need to password protect your wifi router in order to block unwanted access. There are several ways to do it, however, password protection is the simplest way.
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20 Sep 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

dinesh is of course correct. another thing you can do is to enable using mac addressing so that only the computers you put into can log on. It is more dificult than password and probably not necessary but if you really want to do both

Ken
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20 Sep 2009   #4
John12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

In my control panel > action center, it shows that Network Access Protection is turned off. How do I turn it on?
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20 Sep 2009   #5
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

go to services.msc and there you'll find NAP. Click Start to turn it on. Its basically for commercial purpose..
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20 Sep 2009   #6
John12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thank you, I've turned it on. Is it recommended though?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
go to services.msc and there you'll find NAP. Click Start to turn it on. Its basically for commercial purpose..
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20 Sep 2009   #7
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

The actual password is set-up in the router not in the operating system - you will need to check the instructions which came with your router.

I would recommend you choose WPA2 protection if your router supports it rather than the more common wep type.

if you do not have access to your router settings, (shared access?), there is not a lot that you can do other that firewalling your actual PC.

if you have access to the router but need further assistance we would need full details of the make and model of the router
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20 Sep 2009   #8
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Dinesh,

Network Access protection NAP is a system whereby computers which do not meet security criteria set in a windows 2008 R2 server are limited - it is not related directly to wireless home security
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20 Sep 2009   #9
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Dinesh,

Network Access protection NAP is a system whereby computers which do not meet security criteria set in a windows 2008 R2 server are limited - it is not related directly to wireless home security
yep i know. the OP asked how to turn it on hence i showed him.
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20 Sep 2009   #10
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by John12 View Post
Thank you, I've turned it on. Is it recommended though?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
go to services.msc and there you'll find NAP. Click Start to turn it on. Its basically for commercial purpose..
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