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Windows 7: Establishing A Connection & Passwords Question

17 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Establishing A Connection & Passwords Question

Hi,

Just want to learn a bit more-

Bought a new HP running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 Bit.
No Router, just hooked up to Comcast Broadband via their modem.
During the initial setup, had a devil of a time with it asking, several times, for Passwords, Log On names, etc.
Finally, established a connection, and all is fine.

Bought my son a HP PC as a birthday present.
Set it up yesterday.
He has a Router, as his wife also accesses their account with her laptop.
He uses Verizon.

The setup never asked for Any passwords to their Verizon internet account; really surprised.

Established an internet connection immediately.
How come ?

Are the Passwords to their Verizon account stored on the Router ?
Or,...?

Thanks,
Bob


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17 Jan 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hi,

Just want to learn a bit more-

Bought a new HP running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 Bit.
No Router, just hooked up to Comcast Broadband via their modem.
During the initial setup, had a devil of a time with it asking, several times, for Passwords, Log On names, etc.
Finally, established a connection, and all is fine.

Bought my son a HP PC as a birthday present.
Set it up yesterday.
He has a Router, as his wife also accesses their account with her laptop.
He uses Verizon.

The setup never asked for Any passwords to their Verizon internet account; really surprised.

Established an internet connection immediately.
How come ?

Are the Passwords to their Verizon account stored on the Router ?
Or,...?

Thanks,
Bob

Hi bob and welcome

Of the four or five types of broadband access only one requieres a user name and password. the others "know" the computer from it IP. Verizon FIOS knows because of its direct connection that that router is yoours.

Ken J+
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17 Jan 2010   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

If the router has broadcasted your wireless network with no security (no authentication), this is dangerous as anyone can tap in and use your network. This would the case when it won't ask for a password as no security has been setup for the network.
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17 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP:

Hi,

Thanks for the info.
Appreciate it.

That now leaves only 64,231 other things I don't understand about PC's !

Bob
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