SECURING YOUR WIRELESS NETWORK
Ask your network wi-fi safer and keep it free from intruders is very simple: I discussed how to do it step by step. The wireless network is literally a gateway to your computer, and often is wide open to anyone, especially if you limited yourself to install to accept everything in the installation disk and do not you check the settings. This means that a neighbor could be using your connection or hacker. Fortunately reviewing your files with some simple steps can greatly increase security.
First of all: Find the IP router
Everything we do is done from the router configuration panel. To access it you have to put your IP address in the web browser, go to meet THE FOLLOWING:
– Press the start button
– Type “CMD”
– In the console that opens type “ipconfig”
There you will see information on your network. At the “Wireless LAN Adapter” section which searches “says Gateway “. That address, which usually have a type format 192.168.1.x is what you should use.
Note: If you want to enter the router requests a username and password, you can try “admin / admin” or “admin/1234”. However it is best that you check the manual of the router.
1 – Use a secure password
The obvious first step is to protect your network with a password , but almost certainly already have one. However you must ensure that your security mode is at least “WPA” , as “WEP” are very insecure. In your configuration panel you should find a section of “Wireless Security” where you can change. The longer your password, the better. Use letters, numbers, and not to associate your own data (nothing to put your phone or other data).
2 – Change the router password
Of little use secure Wi-Fi key if someone gets into your router and change. For this search a section of “Settings” that allows you to change the ” Administrator Password “. Put something secure and remember.
3 – Hide and rename the network
The name of your network is what is shown when you look at wi-fi connections available. It is best if you take away the name that should be default . For this panel seeks some section ” SSID “and give it a custom name. Another optional step is to hide it, so that your network invisible at least to basic users. This option is usually in the same place where you change the name.
4 – Check who’s been going around
It is worth every both you check if there is some unknown wandering around your network, hard thing if you followed these instructions, but not impossible. For this panel the router looks an option that says “DHCP Clients” or similar, which will show the devices connected to the network. If something is not your computers or mobile home is connected, you should go back to change your password and settings.