A simple and easy way to secure your WiFi connection

It is really important to make sure that your home wifi network is kept secure. There are some simple and easy steps to follow to make your wifi secure.

Open the router configuration page

Go to your web browser and enter “192.168.1.1” to access it. From there, enter your username and password in the designated boxes and hit enter. You can find your username and password in the user manual of your router. Some routers also have their manual available from Google.

Create a unique password

Create a new, unique and personalized password for your router that no one can guess. Do not save a generic or default password for your wifi router. Also, don’t forget to change your password every few months.

Rename the network SSID

Renaming your RED SSID would help, as it will help others know that it is not a default network and that it can be secure. Do not save your last names, phone numbers, or addresses as SSID names.

Network encryption

It is an important task. There are many encryptions. On newer routers, WPA2 is the most secure and WEP the least secure. Choose your encryption accordingly.

Mac PC address filtering

A Mac address is an address built into your device’s network equipment. It is similar to an IP address, except it cannot be changed. For added protection, you can add the Mac addresses of all your devices to your Wi-Fi network. To do this, find the Mac addresses of your devices. On the PC, use the command prompt and type “ipconfig / all”. You will see your Mac address against the name “Physical Address”. On your phone, you will find your Mac address in the network settings. Just add these Mac addresses to the administrative settings of your wifi router. From now on, only these devices will be able to access your wifi.

Reduce the range of your Wifi

The easiest way to do this is to place the router under the bed in a shoe box or wrap foil around its antennas. Similarly, you can also change the mode of your wifi router to 802.11g instead of any other mode.

Update your WiFi software

This is also important because with the new updates you also get new security updates for your router. Check your current firmware version by visiting “192.168.1.1” and check it in admin settings or dashboard.

 

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