It is important to configure your wireless router security setting and adjust for your wireless network protection. By default, a new router comes with a typical admin name and password. It is tempting to use it right away and never think to change it. However, tweaking your security setting will make your internet more secure from any potential hacking or attacks. Here, we are going to discuss different steps to make your network more secure.
The first step and most obvious way are to set up a secure and strong password. As I mentioned above, routers come with default login credentials upon arrival. Most router manufacturer uses the "admin" and "password" login to make it easier to remember. Before you use and share your Wi-Fi with your families, go to your router setting and change a strong password for both Router Dashboard and Wi-Fi. Use a combination of special characters, numbers, and letters to makes a harder job for attackers. Additionally, changing SSID or Wi-Fi name, by doing this, it is easier for you to recognize which is your Wi-Fi name.
Hiding your network name is also important. Hiding your SSID will hide it from the public. Attackers can't view and connect to a network that are hidden from public view. Most wireless routers have an option to your network name. Simply choose "hide" when you are setting up your network. Read instruction here to place your router into 'stealth mode'.
Like any other hardware or software. updating your router software will prevent you from any potential vulnerability. Go to your router setting and look for "upgrade firmware" this will make your router software fresh.
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