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Old 09-19-2006, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default Weird Network Issue

So today when I was checking if I had added a network printer, I noticed something very strange. I looked in My Network Places (WinXP Pro) and I saw a computer on there that wasn't mine. Somehow, a computer not on my network was sharing files with me. I didn't believe it at first, but I double-clicked the shared folder, and it allowed me to access their files!

I have no idea how this happened, but all I can figure is it has something to do with my wireless router that I'm using. I also unshared all of my drives on my network until I can figure out what's up.

Any ideas of how potenally dangerous this is? Or how I can fix it so my network drives require a password?

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Old 09-19-2006, 10:21 PM   #2
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Is you're wireless unsecured? OR weakly secured with WEP?
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:47 PM   #3
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I wish I knew anything about routers... I don't know.

EDIT: I disabled the wireless radio connection in the router settings page since I don't use it. I think that will do it.
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:52 AM   #4
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you need to set up your router as a secured network, look in your manual and it should walk you through how to do it. someone is logging onto your wireless, prolly a neighbor looking for free internet. better lock it down.
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:27 AM   #5
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What type of router do you have? I'd be happy to walk you through setting up WPA on it
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