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WEP network security key changes when viewing

Q: WEP network security key changes when viewing

When I click 'show characters' when viewing my network security key on my wifi connection, the security key is completely different to the one i originally added and is set on my router.

This isn't causing any problems, its set to auto connect and does so fine, and still does if I re type in the original key. I was just wondering why this is happening?

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A: WEP network security key changes when viewing

wasn't set properly re run configuration to set your actual key if not anyone can connect

I found this the hard way I set key and password and to my suprise it was open connection for all

Had to go through it again and cut -off the freeloaders

After re configuring my router and code it took place and i can see the network under the name i made

If you dont correct it soon you will be open to anything
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using a netgear switch on a LAN with

Server has External Static IP

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Also what extra security initiatives should be added :blackeye:

A:Viewing a security WEB CAM on LAN through a Router

Similar to what I am looking at setting up to see what my pets do during the day.

Are you going to use an IP enabled webcam, or hook a webcam to a computer?
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A:This is an Odd one: Anti network viewing

Getting access to the TCP/network traffic is one thing but seeing the screen and
controlling/watching the mouse is another. Yes there are programs like this but
the better ones cooperate with the user, not fight or 'spy upon' him/her.

Techspot does not condon or support these activities while your teacher has the
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A:Viewing Network Items

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A:network viewing problem

Try this and see if it works. How can I share any files on my network ?
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A:Problems viewing pcs on network

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I have a menu in my router called 'Attacjed devices'. What router do you have?
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A:Viewing JPEG's In Network Places...or not

Hi .

Well...I don't understand why a .jpeg or .jpg file...should be expected to open with IE, regardless of file location on a networked system.

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I guess that I don't understand what is going on with either system.

FWIW: I just connected to an .mpg file on my other system and double-clicked it. I was greeted with the "access denied" message indicating that I needed to designate a program to open said file. I selected WMP and the file opened, as it should have (WMP is my default program for viewing/opening .mpg files).

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A:viewing files on network computers

What OS are you using and did you set up as a PPTP? How far away are the computers? Same building or different city???

[This message has been edited by Doolies (edited 11-22-2000).]
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A:Viewing devices on my wifi network

Edit: I found Wireless Network Watcher - Show who is connected to your wireless network and it's almost what I'm looking for. Simple, small, no hassle. But it still doesn't show the device names of things like my iPod.

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Fix for slow network browsing, Stop Browsing Scheduled Tasks.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type regedit in the text box and click the OK button.

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A:Viewing a network adapter properties results in freezing.

Can you share with us your list of services, and if they are enabled/manual/disabled or whatever. We may notice one more that might need to be enabled.

Once that's ruled out we can look at other causes? Any suggestions any1?
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Hi there,

How big is the file that you are trying to transfer using Wi-Fi connection? Have you tried a smaller file?
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A:Win7 very slow viewing contents of large network folders

Age old problem but with many possible solutions, many of those solutions are mentioned in the following link.

It could also be that updating the routers firmware or using a different router could fix the problem as is described in the link but there are quite a few other possible causes and solutions in the link.

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A:Viewing installed network printers on a remote Win7 Ent. remotely.

What does net view \\testmachine from a Command Prompt show you?
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A:Win7 very slow viewing contents of large network folders

How fast is the network?

Practically speaking I think your solution is to break the network folders into subfolders with fewer files each. Or get faster network hardware.

Edit: depending on file type another way to speed up would be to disable thumbnails and use Details View.
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A:Wireless Network Security Key Reverts to Old Security Key on Restart or Sleep Mode

ok I have finally discovered the solution on my own. I have been banging my head against a wall with this issue for some time but I have finally figured it out.
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A:Network security question suspicious network activity

Yep, that sounds like P2P.

What kind of a router is it? If it's Cisco, may be able to drop with NBAR.
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A:Network security key

Hello alisha123,
Welcome to Vista Forums!!!!

Try using this program on one of your old computers and make sure that your network key is the same as what your typing in...
WirelessKeyView - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

Hope this helps,
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Connect to the router with a cable and connect to the management page with your web browser.
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A:Network Security Key

Hi, You will need to access your Routers homepage from your PC and look under Security to see what the network security key is.  If you cannot view the actual key ( ie it just shows as a series of ******** ) you may need to set a new security key in your router and then enter this new key in your friends PC as well as your own PC to connect to your Home Network. Hope this helps. Best wishes, DP-K
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A:Network Security Key

I don't understand what you are asking. Procedure for what?

Network key would be stored in your router. Reset the router and start over????
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We don't assist in this sort of activity, I suggest you read the TSG Rules.

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Hi Case,
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Hope this helps

Cheers !!
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It might not be a printer problem but it just lost the network setting.  The "network security" it is probably asking for is the passphrase or network key to your own WiFi network.  See here for some help:
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A:what is my network security key

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A:Network Security Help

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A:Network security key

here is a link to different routes defaul loggings. if you had changed it you will have to reset the router too original state by hold ing in the reset buton on router .
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A:network security

Is there an option to set the HTPC to private or public? But I would think so if they are on your network.
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Hardware: firewall router is a good start
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A:Why can't I see the Network security key?

Not sure whether this is what you need:
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Can you give us more details about your setup please, who is your ISP, what router do you use, how many other computers do you have in your home and do any of them have a problem ?

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A:Network Security

If you think other PCs on the same lan has been hacked or compromised. then you can separate them onto their own lan by buying 2 routers. Have them connected to one and have yourself connected to the other. So that way, the 2 groups each have their own router, and lan, and can't interfere with one another. Routers are cheap, around $29.

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A:Network security help

I'm sorry but I have to close this thread. We cannot assist to bypass the company's IT department as we have no way of verifying your intentions.
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A:how to find the network security key

80sAngels wrote:Where do I go to find  network security keyHi, It should be in your AP (access point/router). Please logon to it and find out. Regards.
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A:Network security question...


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Originally Posted by Grizelda

I am trying to make a new wireless connection, however the network security key keeps reverting to the old password, no matter how many times I try to save the new one. What is wrong?

Try this: wireless networking - Make Windows forget a network connection password? - Super User
You will have to reconnect to your network after doing this!
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Sorry but we cannot help you with blocking that security program-

I wouldn't worry too much about tracking, they just want to be be sure YOU are protected as well as the NETWORK.

Please, read through this good description of what Cisco Clean Access Agent actually is,and does....

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It's not tracking software at all- though, an infected {or "misbehaving" computer to the Clean Access Agent....} might trigger some action, that is done just by the software.

Be sensible and careful- most infections these days are from files downloaded through P2P programs, Instant Messaging profile viruses, and infected websites, and your security programs should help keep this stuff from harming the computer. There is no ironclad 100% gurantee that they can.

So, I wouldn't worry about being spyed on from that software, and it is very illegal for anyone to use software that can track usage without telling you in advance that they are monitoring what sites you use or what you do.

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A:network security question

Quote: Originally Posted by junjun

I have heard that if one of the computer on the home network is infected there is a chance that the rest of the computer conected to the network might also be infected. However, I don't exactly understand how that might happen. Could someone explain how that might happen? Because all I know is that people on the same network can access your documents and file if you do not set up your security properly but I don't know how they can infect each other.

If they can change a file, then you open that file, you could get infected.

But that is not the most efficient way to infect other computers on a network. The infected computer looks for security flaws on other computers and uses those to gain access. The access might let them run their infected app on the remote computer.

Look at the description of some critical Windows Updates; they state this:

This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system remotely.

Some say that there are 100s of these flaws that have not been patched. They are known to those writing/selling exploit kits (software that helps write malware). They don't release/sell all of the exploits at once - because then MS could fix them all at once.
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A:Network security question

Until your computer has been given a clean bill of health by an analyst on the virus removal forum other members are not permitted to offer advice concerning this problem. Any changes not authorized by an analyst could make resolution of this problem more difficult and further damage your system. If you are unable to reply on the infected computer you will need to do so on an uninfected system.

You should direct this question to the virus removal forum. Others members are not permitted to help you.

Thread closed.
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