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  Reply # 972056 22-Jan-2014 08:43 One person supports this post Send private message

hamish225: why are you so against allowing this person to use your internet?

i'd be taken back if someone said i couldnt use their wifi.


I can think of a number of reasons, the main one being his son might have blown through a cap, or have been banned from the internet

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  Reply # 973780 24-Jan-2014 19:46 Send private message

Maybe a service/product like http://linewize.com/#surfwize would work for the OP.

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  Reply # 974512 26-Jan-2014 10:34 Send private message

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billgates: What does Microsoft have to do with securing your wireless network on your modem/router? Your post is not clear as to what happened?


In a nutshell I put the password into my daughters laptop so she could get on the net. My son then wanted the password so his mate could access the net via my net work and I refused. He then went onto my daughters laptop and into the network settings page and checked the box that says show characters and viola.....he then gave the password to his mate.


This is not an issue with Microsoft or any other OS whatsoever.


Sorry but I disagree on that one. The whole idea of a password is that it stays confidential. Vista and who knows what other o/s provides a check box to show your password in the network settings is in my view an os issue


Fair enough. But if you don't trust the users you are giving physical device access to, then you really need to secure those better.

Your network is only as secure as your weakest point. You've let people onto your premisses which means they now have physical access to the network and that wasn't secured.

For the future, just go with the MAC whitelisting as already mentioned. Or run limited user profiles.

But its not a password, its a "pre shared key" that runs the wifi encryption. Might be a good idea to use password logins for better security but you need a radius server or maybe windows domain controller (not sure). You can probably run a third party radius on your own PC...




Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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