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How to check your WiFi security

  For Android

  1. Find and click on Settings.
  2. Click on Wi-Fi.

  If there is a padlock over the signal symbol besides your network, your network is protected.
 


  For iOS

  1. Find and click on Settings.
  2. Click Wi-Fi.

  If you see a lock besides your network name, your network is secured.
 


  For Windows 8

  1. On the Charms bar, click .
  2. Click . Available networks are displayed.

  3. In the WiFi section:
    • Hover your cursor over a network name to view a pop-up that lists the security type.
    • If that does not work, right-click a network and select View Connection Properties. The current security type is displayed in the Security type drop-down list.

  If the security type is something such as WEP or WPA2, your network is protected.


  For Windows 7 or Windows Vista

  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel. The Control Panel opens.
  2. Click Network and Internet.
  3. Click Network and Sharing Center. The Network and Sharing Center opens.
  4. Click Manage Wireless Networks. The Manage Wireless Networks page opens, displaying a list of the networks within range.
  5. Next to your network name, if it says something such as Security: WEP or Security: WPA2, your network is protected.

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