Wireless networking has made it easy for anyone to use internet on mobile, devices, tablets, laptops, computer devices and other wireless devices anywhere in the house without using the cluster of cables. Those days are gone when you just had to install a firewall and your network was saved. Today’s hackers are much more advanced that’s why just installing a firewall is not enough. The hackers can get into your network without setting foot inside your house because the wireless network is much more open. Therefore, it is very important to secure the network of your wifi.
Securing your network is a lot more than just setting a password. The enhanced security measures can go a long way to secure the network. It is not very hard to secure the network that can prevent hackers from taking control of your computer and also prevents others from stealing your network. Here are some few easy measures which you should adopt in order to secure your wireless network.
Access the settings page of your router
It is very important for you to know how to access the settings of your wireless router. Normally, you just have to type 192.168.1.1 into the address bar of your web browser and then enter the default username and password of your router.
Note: You can find the credentials of your routers by searching it on Google in case you have lost the printed manual that came with your router.
Unique password for your router
The first thing you should do once you are logged in to your router is to change the default password of your wireless router to something more secure and advanced. To change the password, you have to do it from the administrative setting of your router’s settings page.
Use an unsuspicious network SSID name:
The wireless network name (SSID) of the router is usually ‘default’ or the brand name of the router. Changing the network name will obviously make your network more secure. To change the network name, you have to go to the wireless settings.
Encrypt using WPA2:
The network encryption is also used to secure the network. The several encryption methods are WEP, WPA and WPA2. Choose WPA2 as it is the strongest encryption. Open the wireless security settings and enable the encryption on your wireless network.
Filter MAC address:
Add the MAC addresses of all the devices you want to be connected with your wireless router so that only specific devices can connect to your wifi network. Add the MAC address of your devices and add them to MAC address filtering in the router’s administrating settings.
The Range of your wireless signal:
You can reduce the range of your network by changing the mode to 802.11g instead of 802.11n or use a different wireless channel.
Latest router’s firmware:
To secure the network of your wireless router it is very important to upgrade its firmware. Check the website of your router’s manufacturer for firmware updates of your router.
There are many other security options that can secure the network but these measures are easy to implement and won’t cost much in terms of your money and time. By adopting these measures you will have big security payoffs and will be able to sleep better at night. If you face any issues while adopting these measures in order to secure your network then you can contact our team of technical experts. You can call them on the toll-free number which is accessible 24*7 or you can also mail them your query related to your router.