smax013, on 27 April 2013 - 01:49 PM, said:
PeterG, on 26 April 2013 - 11:52 AM, said:
I thought I had my computer iMac setup for security.
OS 10.6.8, Linksys router,
I don't have "Airport" on, I don't have "Bluetooth" on.
I have a WPApersonal setting, which DID need a password to logon, but now the other computer (its a Windows) doesn't need my computer being set to ON.
What haven't I done correctly (settings)? How do I cut his/anyones WiFi connection to my system off?
Has his computer automatically configured itself so it can use my WiFi settings even tho its off on MY computer?
Sorry for sounding so damn stupid, but I never use my WiFi. I always leave it off.
Is your computer connected to the router by ethernet?
Is the WiFi still turned on within the router settings?
Are you talking about the other computer's ability to access your files?
I cannot really follow what your problem is.
If you have AirPort turned off on the iMac, then there can be no DIRECT connection (i.e. directly from another computer to yours) by WiFi. But, if your computer is still connected to the network by way of an ethernet cable AND the other person connects to the network/router by WiFi, they could still connect to your computer by way of the network. If that is what you are talking about, then you will want to turn on the Firewall (which likely is turned on...I believe that the Mac OS has it turned on by default) and make sure that file sharing and other "sharing" options are turned off under System Prefs > Sharing.
Yep, I'm still connected to the router using ethernet.
I can have it (wifi), Off but as you mentioned they can still connect with wifi. Even when they disconnect, then re-connect it does, but this time with out having to use a password. That was more of my concern.
They do need a password to use it tho, but unless I go to disable, they can still use it.
Once they're gone I'll make the necessary changes. But at this point, they are visitors and are using the wifi.
I checked the Firewall, and it is NOT connected. Same with Airport, Off.
So I had better do some more work, thank you.