Securing your Wi-Fi Network – 5 Steps

By following the 5 simple steps below you’ll go a long way in securing your Wi-Fi network.

1. Change the name of your wireless Service Set Identifier (SSID)
One of the first configuration modifications to make is changing the default wireless network SSID.

2. Choose a strong and unique password
Wireless routers come with a default password, most of the times it’s “admin”.

3. Increase security by enabling network encryption
WPA2 encryption provides users with a high level of assurance that only authorized users can access their wireless networks. Based on the IEEE 802.11i standard, WPA2 provides government grade security by implementing AES encryption algorithm and 802.1x-based authentication.

4. Enable the firewall feature on your router
Most routers have a built-in firewalls that can help block hackers from accessing your computer.

5. Turn off your Wi-Fi when not in use
Turning off your Wi-Fi when not in use is a great security practice. If your Wi-Fi is turned off it cannot be accessed.

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