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Windows 7: wireless connection lock!

30 May 2010   #1

windows 7
wireless connection lock!

I am in the process of getting a router to connect to my modem which is ADSL2+ so I can get my notebook connected to the internet. I have a friend who tells me that I should lock the wireless connection as passers by can use my account to connect and use my download limit and gain access to my personal information. How can I stop this if it is true?

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.20GHz 31 C

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30 May 2010   #2

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

Does your modem have a wireless capability? If so, there should be a book/leaflet that came with the device called "User manual", refer to that to secure your wireless access point. Look for "WPA" or "WPA2" in that book/leaflet.

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31 May 2010   #3

windows 7

Hi, My modem is not a wifi one and that is why I am getting a wireless router. I will wait until it arrives (bought on Ebay) and then see what happens. Thanks!
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31 May 2010   #4


and when you get it,put it into security (wpa2 ) and use a combination of alphabet and multi characters (@#$_%^) whatever it is to secure your password more :)
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02 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1

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02 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

An added security is to not have the SSID broadcasted. WPA2 and cloak.
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