IT Tip of the Day: How to Secure Your Wi-Fi Network
Your Wi-Fi network is a gateway to your personal information and financial accounts. If your Wi-Fi network is not secure, hackers can easily access your information and steal your identity.
Here are some tips for securing your Wi-Fi network:
- Change the default password. The default password for your router is usually easy to guess, so it is important to change it to a strong password.
- Use WPA2 encryption. WPA2 is the most secure type of encryption for Wi-Fi networks. It is important to make sure that your router is using WPA2 encryption.
- Hide your network name (SSID). Your network name is the name that appears when you search for Wi-Fi networks. It is a good idea to hide your network name so that it is not visible to everyone.
- Disable guest access. Guest access allows anyone to connect to your Wi-Fi network without a password. It is a good idea to disable guest access unless you need it.
- Keep your router’s firmware up to date. Router firmware updates often include security patches, so it is important to keep your router’s firmware up to date.
Here are some additional tips for securing your Wi-Fi network:
- Use a firewall. A firewall can help protect your network from unauthorized access.
- Install antivirus software on all of your devices. Antivirus software can help protect your devices from malware.
- Be careful about what information you share on public Wi-Fi networks. Public Wi-Fi networks are not secure, so it is important to be careful about what information you share on them.
By following these tips, you can help secure your Wi-Fi network and protect your personal information.