How to secure a wireless network: How to view the advanced wireless interface on Windows Vista


This post follows on from How to secure a wireless network: Part 1 of 5 – Enabling WPA on a wireless router, How to secure a wireless network: Part 2 of 5 – How to change the SSID, How to secure a wireless network: Part 3 of 5 – Reconfiguring a Vista client to connect to your WPA secured access point, How to secure a wireless network: Part 4 of 5 Connect using WPA for the first time on Windows Vista and How to secure a wireless network: Part 5 of 5 – Connect using WPA for the first time on Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)


The first post includes a detailed description of some key security myths pertaining to wireless security. The first post also goes into detail about why these steps are only appropriate for small networks as found at home – you need to take a different approach with appropriate key management for larger networks.


The premise of this demonstration is that you have configured your wireless router to force clients to authenticate themselves using Wireless Protected Access (WPA) as explained and demonstrated the first part of this series.


Click here to view the demonstration of how to view the advanced wireless interface on Windows Vista


Here’s a transcript of the demonstration:


Right click on network icon in the systray, click on “Network and Sharing Center”, click on “Manage wireless networks”. Right click on the name of the wireless network who’s connection properties you’d like to change, select “properties” from the menu. 

Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’ve just bought the cheapest wireless router I could find to share my hotel broadband connection with

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