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Accessing Home Networking Security Check

Last Updated: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 > Related Articles

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Summary

Learn how to access and run the Home Networking Security Check tool to ensure your wireless network has encryption enabled.

Solution

Home Networking Security Check is a free tool providing our Cox High Speed Internet customers with an easy way to ensure that their wireless connection is secure with encryption enabled. See Cox In-Home WiFi to learn more.

Complete the following steps to access and run the Home Networking Security Check tool to ensure your wireless network has encryption enabled.
 

The Home Networking Security Check tool requires the Internet Explorer browser, IE 6.0 or higher, and an Active X control to run. See the Microsoft site for instructions on how to install Active X.

1
From the My Connection page, next to My Services, click the Internet link.

Internet option from My Connection

Result: The Internet Tools page displays.
2
Enter primary User ID and Password, then click Sign In.

Note: If you do not remember your password, click the Forgot your Password? link.

Sign in box
3
Under My Account located on the left navigation bar, click the Home Networking link.

Home Networking option from left menu
4
Click the Get Started button.

Get started option

Note: An Active X control is required to run the tool. Allow the Active X control to run by clicking the yellow bar near the top of the browser.
5
Click the Check Now button.

Check now option

Result: The security check is performed and one of three results pages displays with details about the wireless connection security. Refer to Interpreting Home Networking Security Check Results for additional details.

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