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Return Back to top #3 boethe boethe Topic Starter Members 182 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:New Jersey Local time:06:19 PM Posted 05 July 2010 - 07:55 AM Thank you for suggesting the

swarfendor4329-05-2010, 23:31...Note that if you're using WinXP SP2 on the wireless client it only handles WEP unless you update it with this file, WindowsXP-KB917021-v3-x86-ENU.exe to enable WPA/WPA2. regards, swarfendor43 WarPig30-05-2010, 10:56Thanks for all the advice, Im currently at work so I will try out your suggestions when I get home this evening. The wireless setting tab for my wireless SSID has two drop down selection fields, on labeled security type and one labeled encryption. Wireless Authentication and Encryption Basics Started by boethe , Jul 04 2010 02:50 PM Please log in to reply 6 replies to this topic #1 boethe boethe Members 182 posts OFFLINE https://community.norton.com/en/forums/my-wireless-network-secure

You're probably using a "pre-shared key", ie the encryption key has been set on your router, and you're using the same key on the PC.If you really want to check. Kim An appetite for the epic, but no real stamina Re: How to I check if my wireless is secured. « Reply #18 on: November 14, 2010, 10:44:01 pm » Yeah, I bet I havent even got the original box and instruction guide as ive moved house since, also. To view information for a listed wireless network, place the mouse pointer over the network name.

Click Network and Internet. It worked. smary30-05-2010, 11:19If you have BT hub2 WPA is set by default - or so I have just read on the BT site http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10360/c/346,502 WarPig30-05-2010, 11:49Greybeard, Im currently right clicking on my Note: If the Manage wireless networks link is not present from the Network and Sharing Center, click the “Change adapter settings” link and ensure that your wireless network adapter is enabled

Then you'll need to enter your password into anything you want to connect wirelessly. If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. Is that normal and or safe? Not that I'm saying that's a bad idea.

For more information about SSO settings, see Wireless Group Policy Settings for Windows Vista, the April 2007 The Cable Guy article. In the Fast roaming section, you can configure Pairwise Master Key (PMK) caching and pre-authentication options. The jury's still out on the network security threat level of a field full of Lincolnshire cows. One thing you must always do when you are working with you router configs is to be connected to your router with an ethernet cable (hardwired, not wireless).

Microsoft strongly discourages its use because it provides weak security for your wireless network. http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/computers-technology/what-does-no-authentication-open-mean-and-is-it-safe/t.60694253/ See How can I make my wireless network more secure? If I change the Security Type, it won't let me connect.Can anyone help? Figure 2 The Wireless Network Connection Status dialog box.

To create a wireless profile for an ad hoc wireless network, click Create an ad hoc network. WPA-Enterprise WPA with IEEE 802.1X authentication. 802.1xIEEE 802.1X authentication with WEP (also known as dynamic WEP). Shoud it be set to one of the other options ie. You should also make your router's name obscure, and lastly hide it (but not before making a note of what you have called your router).

Here I enter the five letter phrase I put under WEP encryption on my router. With WinXP it's as trivial as using MacShift, and it's not a lot more involved with other OSes.Likewise turning of SSID broadcast doesn't really do a lot, and makes it more Connect even if the network is not broadcasting:Specifies whether Windows should attempt to connect even if the wireless network is not broadcasting its name. Issues TechNet Magazine 2010 July 2010 July 2010 The Cable Guy: Connecting to Wireless Networks with Windows 7 The Cable Guy: Connecting to Wireless Networks with Windows 7 The Cable Guy:

Confused yet? In real life there are major differences in these types of encryption and you are safest using WPA-2.  WEP has been cracked and offers very little protection to keep others from My new laptop has Windows 7 64 bit.

WPA2-Personal Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) with a pre-shared key (also known as a passphrase).

The resulting pane will give you a list of detected wireless networks and, for domain-joined computers, the names of wireless networks configured through Group Policy (see Figure 1) Figure 1 The Security type; Select the method used to authenticate a connection to the wireless network from the following choices: No authentication (Open) Open system authentication with no encryption. My work laptop is running XP professional service pack 2. Windows PoweShell: Getting Transactional Green IT: Is Greener Always Better?

Business Processes in SharePoint Server 2010   Show: Inherited Protected Print Export (0) Print Export (0) Share IN THIS ARTICLE Is this page helpful? I don't know if it is related: I'm using WEP64bit and dont know if that may be the problem - hence the title of my post. I have to get my wife's laptop connected, my work laptop and a Brother printer. Ask the experts!

sskel Newbie1 Reg: 18-Aug-2011 Posts: 2 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 0 Kudos0 Is my wireless network secure? Start this connection automatically: Specifies whether Windows 7 will automatically connect to this wireless network. Windows 7 is FIPS 140-2 certified. regards, swarfendor43 Greybeard29-05-2010, 23:18Ive tried changing to WPA2 and TKIP, but I immediately loose my internet connection and cant get it back until I change the settings back again.

The choices depend on the selected security type. On your pc you will use one of the keys to enable a connection to your router via a wireless connection, basically authentication.Hope this helps. Using Windows 7, you can use the following methods to connect to and configure connections to wireless networks, known as wireless profiles: Network notification area icon: This is the primary method On the 802.1X settings tab, you can specify the authentication mode (User or computer authentication, Computer authentication, User authentication, or Guest authentication), save a set credentials for user authentication, and delete

Is this true? No, create an account now. Thanks for all the help so far everyone. Back to top #6 smak451 smak451 Members 59 posts OFFLINE Local time:05:19 PM Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:49 AM Was able to connect work laptop and Brother printing.

littlebasher29-05-2010, 21:00WEP is a waste of time, it's only going to keep your neighbours out - but their kids! Logged Actually, it is rocket science. Logged I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that. TKIP is old & unsafe, it's part of the original WPA (rather than WPA2) standard.

Both the work laptop and printing just asked for password and connected when I entered the new 8 character key entered under AES on my router. You type in a word, words or a phrase and the router generates a set of keys. Figure 11 shows the Advanced settings dialog box for the WPA2-Enterprise security type. See How can I make my wireless network more secure?