If you have a wireless network at your home or business, it’s important to secure it against opportunistic hackers seeking to steal your data or hijack your Wi-Fi for their own wicked purposes. This blog will help you learn about the best ways to lock down your Wi-Fi.
To get started, you’ll need to log in to your router’s administrative console by typing the router’s IP address into your Web browser’s address bar. Most routers use a common address like 192.168.1.1, though alternatives like 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.2.1 are also common. Check the manual that came with your router to determine the correct IP address; if you’ve lost your manual, you can usually find the appropriate IP address on the manufacturer’s website. Read More
Accessing your router’s setup page is important if you ever need to make changes to your wireless network. Your router is the box that makes your internet wireless. The setup page gives you access to many different settings for your network. This is especially useful if you need to change your network’s name or password. If you go to connect to your wireless network and you can’t remember the password you can find this information as well on the router’s setup page.
SupportChoice.com offers you expert technical support on creating and securing a wireless (Wi-Fi) home network. We can also add your printer/scanner and other devices to your wireless home network. Here is the basic equipment you need to create a secure Wi-Fi network.
Needed to Set Up Home Network:
1. An active network connection. For most home and small businesses the network is usually a DSL or cable based network. The internet connection is usually via a wired DSL or cable modem into the home.
2. A wireless router. The wireless router takes the signal from the modem and provides internet access via a wireless network. You can use the Wi-Fi network as is from the router however it may not be secure. To prevent others from either hacking your home network or using your wireless home network it is best if you secure and encrypt your Wi-Fi network. The wireless home network can be secured via web access into the router.