Microsoft® Windows® 7 Wireless Connection Sharing
Features and benefits of Windows 7 wireless connection sharing
Internet connection sharing can be considered as the use of a device with which a single Internet connection can be used by all the computers present in your office or home. In an office there will be a large number of computers. It is not practical to have individual Internet connection for all these computers. Internet connection sharing was introduced by Microsoft from Windows 98 operating system. This feature can be used to connect a single connection to all the computers within the same network. This feature makes use of DHCP and NAT to establish the connection between different computers in the network. The server computer the shared connection can be prepared by changing the status of Internet connection sharing in the network connection settings. The wireless network is very vulnerable, so necessary steps should be taken so that the data and the computers connected to the network are protected from any kind of threats.
Following are some measures that need to be taken while using Internet connection sharing:
- Secure the connection
- Router firewall
- Turn off when not in use
Secure the connection
Since Internet connection sharing uses wireless connection, data transmitted within the network should be secure. It should not be lost or altered by someone else from the outside of the network. You can secure the connection by using a password and encrypting the data transmitted within the network. WPA with a strong multi character password can be used. You can use the same encryption settings and password on all the computers and laptops connected to that particular network.
Router is one of the devices which are used in wireless Internet connection sharing in Windows 7. Every wireless router will have a firewall. Some have more than one firewall. This firewall protects the network as well as data present in the computers that are connected to this network. This firewall protects the entire system and prevents from unauthorized access to the network. So, it is mandatory to turn the firewall settings 'ON' while using wireless Internet connection sharing.
The devices used in Internet connection sharing should be turned off when not in use. This will help in better performance by reducing the power bills. It also keeps the entire network secure. When the devices are turned 'ON' and not in use, it is easy to hack in to the wireless network. Even if an alert is produced, you will not be present to detect the alert and do the necessary steps. So, it is better to turn of Internet connection sharing devices when not in use.
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