About Wireless Network Configuration

When your computer connects to a new wireless network, ZoneAlarm security software opens the Network Configuration Wizard, then displays the IP address of the detected network.

The WPA setting on the wireless access point is used to determine whether it is a secured wireless network or an unsecured wireless network.

A secured wireless network is WPA enabled. WPA provides an initial barrier that can be penetrated by hackers. In order to truly secure the network, the wireless access point must have other features implemented, such as a limited access list or SSID (Service Set Identifier) broadcast disabled. Only place wireless networks that you know have a higher level of security and where you need to share resources or print in the Trusted Zone.

An unsecured wireless network may be completely unprotected and accessible by anyone, so unsecured networks are placed in the Public Zone by default.

See Also

Configuring a new network connection

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