Am I secure?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by tsu3000, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. tsu3000

    tsu3000 Network Guru Member

    Hello

    I am using a WRT54GS v4 with WPA-PSK/TKIP set up and using a laptop (Toshiba Portege M100). I configured the laptop using the builtin Intel Proset wireless util and bypassed XP SP2 wireless config wizard tool.

    Everything seems to be working ok. However for a test I switched wireless control to XP and noticed that my taskbar wireless icon popped up with a ballon saying "connected (unsecured)".

    Am I really secure? Or is this a known bug?

    Thanks in advance.

    Tim
     
  2. MarkInDavis

    MarkInDavis Network Guru Member

    My guess is that this indicates you aren't using a Windows recognized software firewall on this connection. Your WRT54GS serves as a hardware firewall. You may or may not want to use a software firewall as well.
     
  3. tsu3000

    tsu3000 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply.

    I have the standard XP SP2 firewall enabled by default.
     
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