The thought of hackers only comes when we think of big organization and cyber-attacks. Never have I thought of my home WI-FI network being hacked. I bet none of us thinks of home WI-FI hacking. This only happens since we lack or the cyber skills and maybe use the internet for internet surfing and other personal issues which are not business related. Nonetheless, hacking is never safe on either cases. No matter the usage we need to be more protected and avoid cyber-crimes. Who wants to pay more for what they didn’t use?
Actually it’s painful and confusing on how one can secure their internet. With this remarks securing and preventing doesn’t need rocket science to secure their WI-FI to check Login.
Below we shall discuss several ways and implementations to take for safe network.
1. Keep the router in a safe location
Simple as it sounds hacking the WI-FI can be easy as accessing the router. Ensure the router is placed in a restricted area and also don’t expose just anyone. This one step to avoid router information. Note most routers have the password written on the back of the battery. If exposed anyone can just open and secure your password to make it worse change some settings.
2. Change the password and the login details
Router passwords are never a secret, hackers and everyone can now open and locate information on the router. However, changing and having strong password is easy and can be done in few seconds. This reduces the chances of hacking or information leakage. Make passwords which are alphanumeric adding special characters. Usernames are also aspects to change to ensure strong and safe ways.
3. Change the network name
This the SSID which identifies the WI-FI network from your router to other people. router from certain companies will give their default name like “Netgear”. This gives clues about your router which develops insecurity.
4. Facilitate network encryption
this helps you prevent other devices from accessing your internet. First encrypt the signals and avoid internet sharing. You can use this methods: WAP which can beWAP2 an WAP personal, WEP. The WEP is not a promising method since its always hacked. Encryption is done by going through the security setting on your router. Here you shall select the method to use.
5. Remove MAC addresses
I bet you’re thinking of the apple MAC, this a different case where all devices have a special MAC address. This an address which helps in the security matters of any device. MAC address help in connect some computers to WI-FI internet. MAC address are hard to get but it’s easy for hackers to access if well vast with the IT technology. Ensure you filter the address on your device, this by pressing the command prompt and entering the ipconfig. This will display the address on the device.
6. Change the range of the wireless signal
High range internet connection is always healthy but you don’t need the high range if it’s a small business or home use router. Make changes on the range to help you restrict the internet coverage. This can also be done by placing the router inside a box or other place where the signals wont spread further