Windows 7 broadband Connection Properties

  Digital 20:42 07 Jan 2010

In W7 Broadband Connection Properties which boxes shoud be checked under the six tabs for optimum performance & security? I use an Ethernet connection via a router to a BT line with Virgin as my ISP.

  mgmcc 09:32 08 Jan 2010

It is primarily with "wireless" connections that you need to be concerned with security. If you are connecting to the router by ethernet cable, and you have no other computers connecting to it "wirelessly", disable the router's wireless capability.

If you are not using your computer as part of a Local Area Network, i.e. you're not sharing folders and/or printers between two or more computers, in the Local Area Connection Properties you can untick "File & Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks". Other than that, you shouldn't have a security issue.

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