Securing Wireless (Wi-Fi) Network

Wi-Fi is the top most requirements for everyone whose use electronic gadgets in present day world. With Wi-Fi it has become easy to use internet across various gadgets like computer, mobile phones, Tablets, etc. without any physical connectivity between them. Usually, Wi-Fi is preferred in the house and big organizations of corporate world to access internet within defined radius.

Though, Wi-Fi network as reduced the risk of using traditional wired network, there are big troubles in using it. Wi-Fi is very prone to hackers and others who enter the defined radius can easily access the broadband network without your knowledge. And since, Wi-Fi users always keep logged in with their private mail accounts in unsecured Wi-Fi network, hackers can take advantage of this, wherein user accounts will be hacked and personal information will be extracted from it. Also, if your neighbors steal broadband network, it can increase your Wi-Fi network monthly rental. To avoid serious troubles that could result with unsecured Wireless network, it is always suggested to secure your Wi-Fi network.

How to secure your Wireless (Wi-Fi) network?

There are few methods that could help you in securing your Wireless network. Simply by setting password will not protect your Wi-Fi from intruders and broadband stealers, there is much more to be done to secure your Wi-Fi signals. To protect your Wireless network, just follow these steps:

Step 1: Open router settings page using Google. Type “192.168.1.1” in Google browser and enter your username and password or follow the instructions given in router manual.

Step 2: Now, create an inimitable pass-code on the router by changing default password with the help of Administrative settings on the router.

Step 3: Next, change the network’s SSID name in router’s basic wireless settings from default to user defined. Usually it is set as name of the router itself and changing this to specified name you will be known that you are connected with correct Wireless network in your area. Avoid using personals details in defining SSID name.

Step 4: Encrypt your wireless network signals against AirCrack and other free tools that makes it easy for hackers to crack PSK keys using dictionary. To enable encryption go to wireless security settings under configuration settings page in your Wi-Fi network and mention which security method to use (WEP, WPA2) and enter a peculiar password.

Step 5:  Filter MAC addresses which is unique for each devices connected with a Wi-Fi network.

Step 6: Minimize the range in which Wi-Fi signals are active usually based on the radius your building occupies.

Step 7: To upgrade router’s firmware. Each router will have upgrade versions set by its manufacturers. So, frequently visit manufacturer’s site to keep your router to run upgrade firmware.

This is all about securing a Wi-Fi network signals from unauthentic users and intruders to avoid any problems.