Putting an end to conventional broadband systems that use cables for transmission of data, Wireless or Wireless Networks has come in its shoes that have extenuated the use of cables. But on the flipside waits for a bane. In the former case, literally one has to steal your cable and plug it into one’s machine to access your connection. But, WiFi makes the piggybacking process a lot simpler, it could be your next-door guy or your friend that can hijack your Wireless Network and deliver troubles at your doorstep by eating up your data or by using your connection to access your machine to steal sensitive information. This gives you a cardiac arrest, and we are here to secure your connection that in turn makes your life comfortable.
Secure Wireless Network
In this edition, we bring you the best possible means to safeguard your Wi-Fi Network from being skyjacked, read between the lines and follow these five ways to make your Wi-Fi connection most secured.
1. Router settings
To enter into your router’s configuration page, you need to have gateway IP, and that can be obtained from the command prompt by giving input as “ipconfig /all.” Note down the gateway IP that appears something like “192.168.1.1”. Now that you have your router’s gateway IP, you can land on routers configuration page by giving the same gateway IP as URL in the browser. It prompts you to enter user id and password that you can find it on the rear side of the router.
2. Change the default password
A default password configures every router, and your neighbor nerd can easily crack that. So your job is to alter that password and set a unique password for your router. This secures your connection and saves your life from danger. At any point in time, you can change the password by visiting admin settings on your router’s page.
3. Alter the SSID name
You give a name to your baby; else others will name it and proclaim as theirs. Make sure you give a name to your router, first change that “default” to your fiancé’s name. You can modify this name from basic wireless settings on your router config page. Intruders will get jeopardized to identify your network and eventually end up dissatisfied.
4. Encryption is a must
Ensure you encrypt your wireless signals so that hackers will stay at bay. Use WPA2 encryption, that allows you to set a password, make it as complex as possible and at the same time you remember it. Encrypted networks are difficult to infiltrate.
5. Play with MAC address
Similar to computers connected to the World Wide Web having an IP address, all the devices connected to your router have got MAC addresses. By adding the MAC address of your device to the list of allowed devices on the router config page, literally, you dictate the router on granting access to what devices it delivers network.
By using the above means, you can secure your Wireless Network from being nicked by intruders.