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Windows 7: Is this unknown object in Explorer's network area a security threat?

25 Sep 2015   #31
stanhilliard

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Passphrase is to join wireless network but doesn't necessarily let anyone access your PCs. They can now because password protected sharing is off.
Thanks, I understand now. I will try to configure the LM method again.

I don't know if using password protected sharing will require having a username/password on Win98, but if so, the current configuration of the Win98 is that I don't have to login with a username or password. I suspect I must change that. I am concerned about what will happen to my files and configuration -- as they are at the C:\ level and not in a C:\users\ folder. Fortunately most of my work is on drive E:\ which should not be affected. Is there any special consideration about that kind of change -- in order to use the new identity in place of my current setup?

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Some routers allow setting a guest WiFi network, which doesn't allow access to the main network. Check the wireless section of your router.
My R7000 router does allow setting up a guest network.


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25 Sep 2015   #32
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You could just set a guest network and don't bother with password protection then. The guest network will have its own SSID and set a different password for it. You can then check it with your app while connected to guest.
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25 Sep 2015   #33
stanhilliard

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
You could just set a guest network and don't bother with password protection then. The guest network will have its own SSID and set a different password for it. You can then check it with your app while connected to guest.
Thanks, I will do that.

I assume that the guest SSID will allow friends to access the Internet also.
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25 Sep 2015   #34
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is supposed to, yes.
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25 Sep 2015   #35
stanhilliard

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The guest SSID is successful. It puts out its own separate connection name and connects only to the internet and not to my network. I gave it a simple password. Guests can connect to it and be on the Internet by cell phone - it works well.

GokAy - I appreciate your guidance.
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25 Sep 2015   #36
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Anytime
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25 Sep 2015   #37
stanhilliard

Windows 7 x64
 
 

For the record, I can see the cell phone on the router's "attached devices" window -- both when connected as guest or connected into the network.

But my phone doesn't appear on File Explorers of the computers, even though the various unknown objects (phones, cameras, routers ) still do.
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