Change Wireless Security in Windows® Vista
Get to know more about changing the wireless security settings in Windows Vista.
Windows Vista is an operating system by Microsoft and is the successor to Windows XP and predecessor of Windows 7. This system offers advanced and improved security settings. It includes security features like firewall, automatic updating and administrator checks, etc. Security key is entered into the system when you set up wireless network that operates with Windows Vista. Users can set-up any other security settings for their wireless network other than passwords; these might include firewall settings, encryption types, etc. In Windows Vista users can change these settings by using the Security Center. The security settings for wireless network could also be changed manually using the Network and Sharing Center features.
Here is more on changing the wireless security settings in Windows Vista:
- Set-up Wireless Connection
- Changing using Security Center
- Changing using Network and Sharing Center
Set-up Wireless Connection
In order to set-up a wireless connection in Windows Vista, users have to go to 'Control Panel' and then have to select the 'Network and Internet' option. After that navigate to 'Network and Sharing Center' and select 'Connect to a network' option. Then choose 'Show All' and if you find active network connections, select the one that you need. Also select 'Start this connection automatically' option. Now Windows Vista automatically connects to the selected network whenever you log in. You can also enter network settings manually. While doing so you might need to enter the network name, security type, encryption method, etc. and could successfully set-up and configure wireless connection in Windows Vista.
Changing using Security Center
User can change the wireless security settings on Windows Vista using the security center. For this, users have to go to 'Start' and then have to select 'Control Panel'. Then double click on 'Security Center' and select 'Security Center' element that you prefer to change, like Windows Update settings or Windows Firewall settings. After this you can enter the desired security options and then click 'Apply'. In order to save the changes press 'OK'.
Another method to change the wireless security settings in Windows Vista is by users going to 'Control Panel' and then clicking on 'Network and Internet' option. Then select 'Network and Sharing Center' option; it displays a dialog box. From this box select 'Set up a connection' or network option. Then from the list of access points displayed select the name of your wireless Internet connection. Then you need to click 'Set up a wireless router' or access point option and click 'Next'. After this you can click 'WEP' or 'WPA' options depending on the type of security key. Users could make any change to the security key. After this, click on the 'Show advanced network security' options link; here also you can make changes to the advanced security settings to meet your needs.
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