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How do I secure my wi-fi?

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  • I read through the information on OneCare and I'm still confused! The video on this forum is no longer on, either.
    Guess I just need a "step by step" for Dummies kind of approach, LOL! 

    What we want to do is prevent everyone else from using our internet connection.  (We live in a busy area and this would be easy for others to do.)  Other people are able to use our internet connection, because I just bought a MacBook and was able to use the internet without a password. (So were two guests in our home recently)  How do we set it up to require a password if you don't "belong" in our home?

    This is a home computer (Dell PC with XP) that is connected to a router.  We have an Xbox, Wii, DS and a notebook and MacBook Pro that are  connecting to the internet.  Supposedly we can connect our Dish Network, but I haven't figured that one out yet either. 

    What should be turned on and what should be turned off on the firewall as far as these?

    Network Discovery
    File & Printer sharing
    Media Center Extender (current: ON)
    Streaming Media
    Virtual Private Network
    Internet Connection Sharing
    Remote Assistance

    The status of all the above activities are OFF except the Media Center Extender as noted above.

    Also, I went to see the "details" of our connection (to see what the password was; as questioned by someone in another post about finding the password), and the "details" button is not enabled.  We use Zoomtown as our internet provider and have a Westell VersaLink if that makes any difference.

    Thanks!!!
    Cheryl

    14. února 2010 22:12

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  • If the Westell device is a combination router/wireless/modem, contact your ISP for details on how to configure the wireless security of the device.
    If you are using Windows Live OneCare and it didn't secure your wireless connection *and* you don't have the details link in the network settings for OneCare, I suspect that OneCare may not have been able to probe the router to determine if the wireless is secure or not - not all routers are supported by this.
    -steve
    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    15. února 2010 1:38

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  • If the Westell device is a combination router/wireless/modem, contact your ISP for details on how to configure the wireless security of the device.
    If you are using Windows Live OneCare and it didn't secure your wireless connection *and* you don't have the details link in the network settings for OneCare, I suspect that OneCare may not have been able to probe the router to determine if the wireless is secure or not - not all routers are supported by this.
    -steve
    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    15. února 2010 1:38
  • Get solution from this link

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/130330/how_to_secure_your_wireless_network.html

    13. prosince 2010 10:23