How to Secure Your WiFi Network

Tips to Make Your Wi-Fi Network Secure

Aug. 19, 2014 11:45 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Online Website
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"How to secure my Wi-Fi network?"

Nowadays, we can easily get Wi-Fi without a password. But if you hold the router and the internet, your Wi-Fi network are easily hacked by other unknown people? Given that, you may be worried about how to secure your wireless network with useful measure. Luckily, it is not very hard to make your wireless network secure, which will both prevent others from stealing your internet and will also prevent hackers from taking control of your computers through your own wireless network.

The following part is focused on introducing wireless home network security tips.

How to Secure Your Wireless Network?

To achieve this goal, you have to set up a few simple things.

1. Login to Router and Change the Default Password

Login into your wireless router and change the password to be good.

  • a. If you have never logged into your wireless router, find the default IP Address, username, and password, then login to change your router ID and password. For example, if your default IP Address is 192.168.1.1, you will find the username would be admin, and the password would be blank. Then set the password.
  • b. If you have already set a password protect your router, you can choose to change the password for a better protection. The following step will teach you how to do it.

For some good advice on a strong password, click here to know how to choose a strong yet easy-to-remember password.

2. Change the Default SSID Name

Don't let your SSID name stay default. It can be easily cracked since it can be preconfigured and easily give away the make of the router. When I see a SSID name the same as the model, I also think the person who set up the router left the default admin credentials to the router's software. So make it strict, too: non-guessable, a little long and include special characters.

how to change the SSID name

3. Choose the Encryption Type

On the router's page in your browser, check its encryption type. Not only does it to keep intruders off of your wireless home network, it also keeps hackers from listening in on your network traffic. Choose the WPA2 encryption type for its advantages.

WEP: It's the most common type of encryption enabled on most wireless routers. But it can be hacker by serious hackers in about 2 minutes.

WPA2: It becomes the most common type of encryption and is enabled on most new wireless routers. WPA2 is more secure than WEP and had not been compromised yet.

4. See Who's on Your Wi-Fi and Block Them

For most routers, they have the device list that shows the wired and wireless clients currently connected. With unknown reasons, people may get in by breaking WEP encryption, faking through a MAC Filter, somehow breaking WPA2. To block them out can make further promise on a secure network.

By now, you have learnt how to make Wi-Fi network secure. In addition, in case that you have forgotten your wireless password unfortunately, apply Wi-Fi Password Recovery the handle with.

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