How To Secure Your Wireless Network

People have more flexible time, because the wireless network. With the invention of wireless technology. Now people can work at home to care for small children or work at home. No more stress of traffic jams. It 'great?

Well, there's something you should understand. Working from home, while wireless local area network (WLAN) may lead to the theft of sensitive information and hacker or virus infiltration unless proper measures are taken. As wireless LAN to send the information via radio waves, a receiver can not take the task, so access to your computer. They can be downloaded and a laptop computer from viruses, which could be transferred to the company network when you return to work.

Believe it or not! Up to 75 percent of WLAN users do not have standard security features installed, while 20 percent are completely open as default configurations are not guaranteed, but the network users have their start as soon as possible. It is recommended to setup wireless router / access point is a wired client.

You can configure your security, you must do the following:

1. Change the default password is your router / access point to a strong password.

Activate the second of at least 128-bit WEP encryption on the card and access points. Change WEP keys periodically. If the hardware is not compatible with less than 128-bit WEP encryption, consider replacing it. Although there are security issues with WEP, which represents the minimum level of security and must be activated.

3rd Change the default SSID on your router / access point to a difficult to guess the name. Installation of computer equipment to connect to this SSID by default.

Fourth configuration of the router / access point to not broadcast the SSID. The same SSID must be set to the client side manually. This feature may not be available on all computers.

5th Block anonymous Internet requests or pings. On each computer having wireless network card, network connection properties should be configured to allow connection to the network access point. Computer to computer (peer to peer) Connection should not be allowed.

Enable MAC filtering. Deny association to wireless network to specific MAC addresses. Mac or Physical addresses are accessible through the configuration of your device to connect to the network team who are physically written to the NIC. When adding new wireless cards / computer to the network, their MAC addresses registered with the router / access point. Network router should have the characteristics of the firewall on and off the demilitarized zone (DMZ) function.

All teams are properly configured firewall and personal firewall hardware. You should also update the firmware of the router / access point, when new versions are available. Find your router / AP is also useful for foreigners who can not turn on the router / access point to default settings. You can also try to search for the router / access point at the center of the building rather than near windows to limit signal coverage outside the building.

There is no guarantee of complete protection of your wireless network, but suggested that following these tips can safely reduce the risk of exposure to attackers secure network.


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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tutorial on securing a wireless network. I've also seen a premium wifi router with built in security features. Hopefully, using both of these methods will reduce the risk of viruses and hacks.

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