How to secure my WiFi router at home?
If you're like me, you want to be able to secure your WiFi router at home. That's right: It's time to change your router's default login details and name (SSID). If this is the first time that you've had a router, or if it's been a while since the last time you changed them, follow these easy steps:
Change your default router login details.
- Change the default password.
- Change the default username.
- Change the default IP address.
- Change the default SSID name and/or password if provided by your router manufacturer, as it will only be visible on their network devices (router). If you want to change this for other devices connected to your home internet connection such as smartphones or laptops, then it's best practice not to use a WEP or WPA key but rather use a stronger encryption method such as WPA2 Personal (AES) instead!
Change your router's default name (SSID).
Once you're on the router, open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 in the address bar. From there, log in with your username and password for your home network (if you don't know this information, consult a FAQ).
Now that we're logged into our home router's settings page, let's change its default name (SSID). This is what other devices see when they connect to our WiFi network—and it can be any name at all! We want to make sure no one else will end up using this same SSID since it would be easy for them to access our data without permission or knowledge of how things work behind closed doors here at home."
Turn off remote management.
- Turn off remote management. Remote management is a feature on your router that allows you to manage your router from another device, like an app on your smartphone or tablet. It’s not secure and should be turned off at all times, even when using the internet at home.
- Use a different router if possible so that it doesn't have remote management capabilities (and so it can't be hacked). If this isn't possible, then make sure to turn off any other features like guest networks that might also allow strangers access through their devices
Always update your router's firmware.
It's important to keep your router updated. This can be done in two ways:
- You can visit the manufacturer's website and download the latest firmware from there.
- You can find out what version of the firmware is currently running on your router using an online tool like . If you don't know how to do this, consult a friend or family member who does!
Encrypt your router with WPA2.
- Encrypt your router with WPA2.
- Use a password of at least 8 characters long and make sure it is different from all other passwords on your wireless network. The longer the better, but we recommend not making it too long as this will take more time to type in and could be harder to remember if you need an emergency restore. You may also want to use uppercase letters and numbers instead of lowercase ones (this makes things easier).
- If you don't know what Wi-Fi encryption is, just think of it as a way of ensuring that only authorized people can connect to your home network by using their own personal device (e.g., smartphone) or computer/tablet device rather than someone else's who might not know how secure their data transmission really is!
Take advantage of WPS.
- WPS is a wireless security protocol that can be used to connect a wireless device to your router.
- It's easy to set up, but it isn't secure and should only be used if your router doesn't support other methods of connecting.
Use a VPN.
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. A VPN allows you to securely connect to the internet through a computer, phone or other device. It's like having a private tunnel between your device and the web, using encryption methods (like those used by https://www.google.com) to hide your identity and location from prying eyes in order to make it more difficult for hackers and other bad actors trying to access your personal information or steal sensitive data from you.
For example, if someone wanted access into one of your devices then they could do so by obtaining an OpenVPN connection through a configured router/modem (e-wifi), then use tools like Wireshark or tcpdump which would allow them see everything going over that connection including passwords etc... If however we set up our own secure VPN server behind us then only those who are authorized can connect with us - preventing unauthorized users from being able to view anything remotely connected once connected via this service type!
Be aware of the placement of your router.
- Place it in a central location. The best way to make sure your router is secure is by placing it in an area where there are no other devices that can interfere with its signal, such as another wireless router or cordless phone base station.
- Avoid water and liquids. Do not place your router near water sources—even if you think it's safe from splashing, consider whether any fluids could seep into the unit's enclosure and damage its internal components over time (e.g., condensation).
- Keep pets away! Dogs love chewing on things like cables and wires; this includes routers as well! If possible, keep your home network away from areas where dogs roam freely (like porches) because they're likely to chew through anything they find lying around there first thing tomorrow morning when everyone gets home from work together again after being gone all day long...
Keep your WiFi safe and sound by following these simple steps
- Change default login details:
You can change your router's default username and password to something more secure. To do this, go to the router's user interface (usually by navigating to http://router_ip_address/), then click on "Administration" in the upper-right corner of your screen. Click "Setup" in that same menu, then select "Basic Setup." On this page, select "User Accounts" from under Basic Setup and click Edit next to Default User Name and Default Password fields. You'll now have a new username and password that must be entered in order for you to log into your wifi network!
The world of Wi-Fi is constantly evolving, and it’s important to keep up with the latest trends. We hope this article has given you some recommendations for how to secure your router at home and make sure that your devices are protected from hackers. Remember: if something doesn’t seem right with your router, don’t hesitate to contact us! We’re here for you 24/7 and we want to help protect against threats like this.
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