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Windows 7: Any way to mask or hide WiFi keys?

19 Jul 2011   #11
AnnieB

Windows 7 Utimate 32bit
 
 

BernardSeven I want to thank you so much for your posts. My son's friend stole our secure key for our internet, when he was on my son's computer and was using our wireless internet, we got a letter for our provider telling us we had acceded the limit and that we might get disconnected. I have spent 2 days trying to figure out how to hide the secure key, and your posts where extremely helpful, and worked great.

Microsoft should hire you. LOL


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27 Aug 2011   #12
madhusaib

windows7 32bit
 
 
Hi! I have found a solution, which is not very elegant but it works.

hi thanks, can u pls send me that by Screen shots images .
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16 Sep 2011   #13
carterl56

Win7 Pro sp7 32-big
 
 

BernardSeven - I followed your instructions with the exception that I want the local administrator account to be the owner of the 2 keys you indicated. Only our school techs can login with the administrator user. I also deleted the trusted installer - should I not? It still doesn't work for me. If I log in as another local user (although it has admin rights), that check mark still shows the password characters. I was so excited to find something that had worked for others......
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24 Oct 2011   #14
marc821

w7 ult x64
 
 

Does this fix still work? I got it to work with the usb stick option but not with "show network security key." thanks
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05 Jan 2012   #15
amarjeetprasad

windows 7 enterprise 32
 
 
Hi

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danzero View Post
Hi,

I'm starting to deploy Windows 7 in a corporate environment. The problem I've encountered so far is that there's no way to hide the SSID keys. For example, if I configure a laptop for a user, I want to configure the WiFi settings without the person being able to snoop around in the settings and see the WiFi key. This was easy in XP.

I've also looked at Dell ControlPoint utility which is bundled with our new machines. It's doable with the Dell utility, but that thing is pure bloatware and is a pain to use, even for seasoned IT pros.

Thanks for any insight,
danzero
Well if you are concerned about the security of your wireless then we have a solution, if I tell you there is no option to hide it provided by the company but yes we can hide it by some other means as i believe this worked for me you may like it as well this problem came to me when I got wireless at my property then I also felt the requirement to hide the wireless key and eventually I spent a long time searching for the solution but i couldn't find but I found an alternative I hope you are also going to take help from it and going to appreciate
Hide wireless network key


If you require some more security option then you can check these links also
How can I secure my wireless network?
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05 Jan 2012   #16
amarjeetprasad

windows 7 enterprise 32
 
 

Well if you are concerned about the security of your wireless then we have a solution, if I tell you there is no option to hide it provided by the company but yes we can hide it by some other means as i believe this worked for me you may like it as well this problem came to me when I got wireless at my property then I also felt the requirement to hide the wireless key and eventually I spent a long time searching for the solution but i couldn't find but I found an alternative I hope you are also going to take help from it and going to appreciate
Hide wireless network key


If you require some more security option then you can check these links also
How can I secure my wireless network?
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26 Jan 2012   #17
amarjeetprasad

windows 7 enterprise 32
 
 
Hide network key in windows 7

Well i found out a solution to hide network key by hiding the network and sharing center please check out and see it solves your problem
Technology HowTo: How Do I Prevent Access To Internet Settings?
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26 Jan 2012   #18
amarjeetprasad

windows 7 enterprise 32
 
 
Hide network key in windows 7

Well i found out a solution to hide network key by hiding the network and sharing center please check out and see it solves your problem
Technology HowTo: How Do I Prevent Access To Internet Settings?
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26 Jan 2012   #19
amarjeetprasad

windows 7 enterprise 32
 
 
Hide network key in windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RedBirdDad View Post
I looked around the GPE and didn't see anything.

But there's got to be a registry setting somewhere...
Well i found out a solution to hide network key by hiding the network and sharing center please check out and see it solves your problem
Technology HowTo: How Do I Prevent Access To Internet Settings?
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10 May 2012   #20
lalitdman

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
easy_way

hello mr.
plz follow these simple step..

1. download "windows 7 system tray hider" and install it...after installation, a box will came out on your screen.. plz click on their button.you will find automatically your OS hide system tray(your desktop right bottom part) where anyone can check your wi-fi password.

2. but this is not enough because a well known person can also check your wi-fi password after accessing "control panel > network sharing centre. so to lock control panel(only possible in windows 7 ultimate & professional) go to start search bar write "gpedit.msc" plz open it.A new window will open u can check there is a "Administrator template" open it ..now 5 or 6 new forms will open at right side ...open control panel ..you will find that in bottom there is form "prohibited access control panel" open it and the last step after open.. in a new page OS will ask to select one option out of three option plz select "Enabled" option ..apply it.

now you can check there is no option to access to control panel and task manager(system tray) enjoy bro...and i think this is the simplest way to lock.

and to unlock these things repeat these step vice versa .
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