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Old 06-17-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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This comes up all the time.
"How do I secure my wifi?"
"Is my wifi secure?"
"How do I know if someone is using my wifi?"

I just wanted to plug this piece of software.
I have no affiliation with Cisco, Linksys, Network magic or any one else. I have nothing to gain from you purchasing this software.
A friend of mine purchased the $24 version. We set it up on his home network as a test with NO secuirty. Everything went well.
I then used my phone to connect to his wifi. A message came up in network Magic that basically said "Someone has just connected to your wireless network! BLOCK or ALLOW...."

I cannot believe it has taken this long for someone to come up with a simple piece of software like this that will manage your wifi network for you. It really surprises me that MS or Apple haven't implemented something like this in Windows/Macs.

It takes a alot to impress me. This one did it. Check it out.

Cisco - Home Networking Software - Set up and Manage Your Network with One Easy Application
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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That actually isn't new, been around for at least a couple years that I recall. I remember uninstalling it along with other included bloat on some new PC's and laptops.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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Isn't it better to just use a strong WPA2 code so you know no one can connect?
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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It's a lot cheaper to set-up the router's firewall and firmware with the appropriate password, plus setting the OS's firewall as well, and you don't need to buy software for that. However, you should upgrade the router's firmware whenever it's available, which is provided free of charge by the router's manufacturer.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Isn't it better to just use a strong WPA2 code so you know no one can connect?
Sure but you and I both know someone that really wants to get in will find a way. The piece of mind of being told any connects to your PC? Perfect for the not so tech savvy. Or the very nervous. lol
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