Your router is responsible for much of the security of your network. Just like any other type of security, it needs to be updated to prevent cybercriminals from finding exploits that can grant access to your network and the data within. Perhaps the easiest way to do this is through your browser. Enter the IP […]
Virtually all modern routers support WPA2 encryption, which is far more secure than WPA or WEP encryption. Make sure the encryption you’re using on the router is WPA2 so you know the information it’s broadcasting is safe. If your router doesn’t support WPA2, it might be wise to get a new device that does.
Most network routers have default credentials such as “admin” for a username and “password” for a password, neither of which requires much work to guess. Whatever the default credentials, they’re always the same on any given router model, making it a good idea to change these credentials as soon as you set up your router. […]
If you live in an area with a dense population, you’ll want to be sure there aren’t any bad actors sapping the speed of your Wi-Fi. Virtually all routers can tell you what connections are being used at any given time. Check your router’s configuration page to make sure that only approved users are using […]
To stop outsiders from simply accessing your network, avoid broadcasting your SSID. All Wi-Fi routers allow users to shield their device’s SSID, which makes it more difficult for attackers to locate a network. At the very least, alter your SSID to something unique. Leaving it as the manufacturer’s default could allow a possible attacker to […]
If you have your own router, it’s essential to confirm it’s a recent model and has the latest firmware. By looking up the model number, you can determine if it is compatible with specific security protocols and find its default IP address. By inputting the latter in your browser, you can check its firmware and […]
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