Time capsule security

Macbook Pro
Time Capsule
Apple TV
Ipad
Iphone
Hello all,
I spent quite a lot of time (not a geek but not inexperienced) setting my Time Capsule up as a back up drive and a store for my DVD's so I could access them from my ipad and Iphon via FileBrowser. It all works fine except.....
I fixed my friends Sony Vaio Laptop running Windows 7 (sorry about that but he hasn't seen the light yet!) and after fixing it I happened to be poking around (I was connected to my Sky Router) and clicked Network, this brought up my Time Capsule. When I see it with my Mac and FileBrowser I have to enter a username and password. Well I clicked it and I could browse through the whole of my Time Capsule, photos videos etc without entering a user name or password!! It even plays my movies!
How can this be??
I do not have wireless enabled on the TC, as I said I had connected the Sony to my sky router not via wireless using the TC.
File sharing is enabled on my TC but "With TC Password" and as I say from my Mac I cant access it without a password so please help as as it stands anyone else can see my files?
Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help
Regards
Richard
(AppleMad)

By guest, I mean the guest access to the hard disk.. not wireless..
In your setup the TC is able to be accessed because it is bridged.. the connection to the sky router is fine as that gives an ip address that allows access to the TC.
Did you happen to load airport utility or bonjour for windows.. or was it already there?
Give us screen shot of the file sharing page in the disk utility.
With the guest access to read or read and write anybody can access the TC. Even if you have a disk password set.

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