wireless network

  hugget 22:11 20 May 2008

how can I check if my wireless network is secure.
Regards Hugget

  skidzy 22:17 20 May 2008

Double click the icon in your system tray,it should show your network and if secured.

  ened 15:43 24 May 2008

I know my network is secure because I can read the info from the router. Also when my wife turns on her laptop it shows her the network is secure.

My machine is connected by ethernet and I cannot find the info about the security by clicking the icon.

  tullie 08:20 25 May 2008

Mine shows network also,but no mention of security

  skidzy 10:14 25 May 2008

Sorry i should have explained a bit better.

From a wireless computer;

If you double click the connection icon in the taskbar,this should show availble networks...this should say if secure or not...something like Security enabled.

From a host computer connected via ethernet,check the routers security page...as mentioned above be Ened.

Im on a Vista machine as we speak,but you can check this also from there without going into the router.

Start /Control Panel / Network and Internet / View network status and tasks / View status / Wireless properties / Security..... this will have an encrypted key and tell you would means of protection you have setup (if any) such as wep/wpa/wpa2 etc

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