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Windows 7: [HELP] NAS on home network through wifi..

13 Apr 2011   #1

Win7 Professional x64
[HELP] NAS on home network through wifi..

Hey guys..

So I bought myself a MyBook Live NAS few weeks back and I'm a little concerned about security when hooking this up on wifi, home network.
I get that you need a password for connecting to a WPA2 secure network, and that my home network shows for everyone in my routers reach, but does the NAS show up for my neighbours? Does the NAS itself need password protection?
Sorry if this has been covered on another post, but beeing new to the whole NAS thing, I have no idea how to search up this particular problem.


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13 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Well you could always disable the broadcast of your network name (SSID) that way your casual computer user with a laptop can't see your network listed if they are in range. That added to a really strong password to get on the wireless network and you should be golden. ~Random alphanumeric strings work best for passwords, wifi is no exception~
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13 Apr 2011   #3


They can't see your NAS by browsing for wifi networks. They would need to successfully access your wifi in order to see it.
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14 Apr 2011   #4

Win7 Professional x64

Much appreciated guys, thanks
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