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how to check whether my wifi is password protected and secured?



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#1 dupree

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 06:39 PM



hey guys i just setup my wifi connection on windows 7 and want to check whether my wifi is secured and password protected coz in the pic it shows Network availability - all users, so im a bit confused with this.

http://img130.imageshack.us/i/wifi.jpg/
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:04 PM

if it requires you to enter a password before you can connect, its secured.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:57 AM

i entered the password only once, i mean it asked me to enter the password only once and now whenever i select start my wifi it automatically connects
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 03:59 AM

well yeah. it probably had the save password option enabled by default. you can of course check your router backend and change the password to make sure it is not the default one for your device.

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you can also see all the saved networks by going here in windows 7:

Control Panel\Network and Internet\Manage Wireless Networks


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:05 AM

thanks for the path it shows this
http://img4.imageshack.us/i/24178948.jpg/

what does type in the pic means?
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:12 AM

it shows the same at my end. not sure what type means. but encryption level is pretty decent. so there is little to worry about. u can of course make it more secure.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:18 AM

thanks a lot for your reply :D
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:58 AM

To make it even more secure, one should disable 'Broadcast SSID' in the router so that your network and the SSID is invisible to prying eyes.;)
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 05:28 AM

actually vista and windows 7 can both show hidden networks though you still need to enter the network name.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 05:32 AM

that's weird. If SSID is not being broadcast, how does Vista/7 detect a network automatically?:huh: EDIT: I guess, unknown network or something(?) will show up instead of network name. Ok. atleast SSID is not known.
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