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How To Safe Home wireless Connection?

In that time, it is very important that you have a secure connection and wireless secure to protect your personal information. People often neglect to add some simple precautions to prevent someone from hacking into their wireless connection and access to their network.

Having the security of your wireless connection should be a priority, we use the Internet to access our financial accounts and private or business e-mails.

What if I told you that someone can view the files right now, while you are online? Would you then believe that the security of the wireless connection was important?

Unencrypted Connections

The unencrypted connections are easy prey for hackers. Although they are easy to install, so everything is automatically switched on and wireless access router is on. Encrypt the connection is as simple as adding a link WAP or WEP password. If you do not encrypt wireless hackers can easily intercept the largest wireless traffic.


No WEP or WPA

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) system was part of the original specification for Wi-Fi, but some years must be released, hackers figured out how to break it. In 2007, the three broke into a WEP connection cryptoanalysts 1.7 GHz laptop with less than 1 minute. They published their technique and now everyone is a hacker might use to intercept any WEP-protected access.

WEP was officially replaced by the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), but many old router supports only WEP. If you have the option to use WPA, you should use it. If you do not have support for WEP on your router and you're concerned about security, you should see if the manufacturer of your router has a firmware update. Otherwise, you must buy a new router.


Weak Passwords

Part of the WPA is used with a password, but the password can be manipulated as easily as any other password. This password is a combination of numbers or letters, capitals, and so on. Do not you just put the password in this the fact of having a password because it protects everything else.

This is not a difficult thing to do, so there is no excuse for not doing correctly. The master password to protect your wireless connection should be at least 12 characters.


Snooping Users

Snooping on users could be as simple as your friend comes to your home and connect to the wireless network. It could also be if you were in the hotel which users access is a new WPA, all the hacker can get this close to a secure connection and smell what you're doing. The same can be done within the corporate network. You're all the same blanket of security, and therefore can not browse.


Traffic Analysis

People do not realize that hackers can use traffic analysis to find all sorts of interesting information about your Internet usage and communication. Even if the information is encrypted there are ways to hear or even see what you do.

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How to connect to wifi on pro 950


I found this on google. Hope this helps:

Q: I've tried to install the product's software for a wireless connection, but cannot complete the installation. What should I do? A: Do the following: Important: You'll need to know your network name (SSID) and network password before you can set up your product. If you don't know them, contact the manufacturer of your router or the person who set up your network.
If you know your security settings, continue with these steps:

  1. Reset the product's network settings. Press the home_button.gif home button, if necessary. Select Setup. Scroll down and select Restore Default Settings. Select Wi-Fi/Network Settings. You see a confirmation screen. Select Yes to reset the selected settings. (Select No if you want to cancel the operation.)
  2. Turn your router off and back on. Important: If your router is connected to other devices, you may need to re-establish the connection for the other devices on the network.
  3. Close all applications (including any screen savers, virus protectors, and firewall software) before you install the software.


  4. Uninstall the printer software (Windows only), then reinstall the printer software.
If the steps above for a wireless connection do not help, check the additional troubleshooting tips below, then try steps 1 through 4 again.

  • If you're setting up the printer for the first time, make sure you have the correct SSID (wireless network name) and if security is enabled, the wireless network password (WEP key or WPA passphrase). This information is stored in your network's router and you may be able to access it by logging onto the router from your computer and checking its setup screens. If you are unable to access the information, contact the person who set up your network or the manufacturer of your router or access point for details. (Epson will not be able to provide this information to you.) You'll need to know the SSID and wireless network password before you set up the printer.
    Note: The SSID and security key or passphrase are case sensitive. Be sure to correctly note uppercase, lowercase, and numeric/special letters.
  • If your wireless router or access point is set to not broadcast its Network name (SSID), you'll need to enter the SSID manually in the printer's setup software. If your wireless router or access point has wireless security enabled, you'll also need to know what kind of security it is using. Epson will not be able to provide this information to you. If you don't know this information, you'll need to contact the manufacturer of your router or the person who set up your network.


  • Make sure the product is within range of the wireless router or wireless access point.


  • Avoid placing the printer near a microwave oven, 2.4 GHz cordless phone, or large metal objects such as a filing cabinet.


  • Check to see if access restrictions, such as MAC address filtering, are set on the router or access point. If access restrictions are set, add your product's MAC address to your router's address list. If you're unsure on how to do this, contact the manufacturer of your router for instructions. To obtain your product's MAC address, print a network status sheet.


  • Disable any settings (such as AP Isolation, Client Isolation, or Privacy Separator) on your wireless router or access point that would prevent wireless devices from communicating with each other.


  • Make sure your system meets the requirements.


  • Make sure all applications (including any screen savers, virus protectors, and firewall software) are closed.


  • Make sure you have administrative rights or software installation privileges to your computer.

Nov 11, 2014 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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can i get the procedure to set up a secure network. thank you


A manual for the router can be found here
Instructions for setting up a secure wireless network can be found on page 27 - under Customising Security Settings.
Make sure you use the "custom encryption key" option, and specify you're own passphrase

I would suggest using WPA-PSK authentication (if possible), as it is more secure
Hope this helps

Mar 02, 2011 | 2wire 2700HG-B Router (2700HGB)

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Our wireless is not password protected. How can I set it up to be password protected so other people cannot access our wireless.


You can secure your wireless network by following the step by step procedure from this link , this is a link to my TIPS just click HERE and follow the procedure there.

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I can get to the login page but I need to set my username and password since I am using an internet connection at a golf community and want to secure my computer. Can you help. shillgolf@gmail.com


To log in a public WIFI you don,t need to log in,since is a public domain.The only thing you need is to secure your connection with :

Here are four quick tips to enjoy the convenience of public Wi-Fi and help to protect your privacy.
1. Use a firewall If your computer uses Windows Vista or Windows XP and you've installed Service Pack 2, you have a built-in firewall that's turned on by default.
You can configure Windows Firewall to provide better protection when you're using a public wireless network.
For more information, see Windows Firewall.
2. Hide your files When you use public Wi-Fi, network encryption is often out of your control.
Check the privacy statement on the network's Web site to learn about the type of encryption they use. (If they don't have a privacy statement, you'd be better off not using the network.)
If you keep personal or financial information on your computer, consider investing in an operating system, such as Windows Vista, that includes the tools to protect your information through encryption.
To learn more, see Encrypt or decrypt a folder or file.
3. Don't type in credit card numbers or passwords These measures provide some protection against casual hackers and identity thieves who prey on wireless networks. But if criminals are determined enough, they will eventually find a way to get around any security system.
If you want to be safe, avoid typing any sensitive information, such as your credit card number or any other financial information, while you use a public wireless network.
icotip.gif Tip: If you must enter credit card numbers while using a public wireless network, make sure there is a locked padlock icon at the bottom right corner of the browser window, and make sure the Web address begins with https: (the "s" stands for secure).
4. Turn off your wireless network when you're not using it If you're not surfing the Internet or sending e-mail, but still using your computer in an area where there is a public wireless network, disable your wireless connection.
If you're using an external Wi-Fi card you can remove it.
If you're using an internal WiFi card, right-click the connection and click Disable.

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font size has been changed to very small when on internet and someone is sending links daily to my yahoo contacts


I think your system have been infected by some kind spyware that why your Yahoo contact has been "stolen" by the spyware to send the spam link to u. Install the spyware cleaning software like Spyware Doctor may help u to stop this activity.

YBC (/\)

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