Using the default service set identifier (SSID) for your wireless router can give malicious parties clues about potential vulnerabilities they could exploit. To change the network name, enter the router’s IP address in your web browser, log in, and switch the SSID to something original that doesn’t contain any personal information or password hints.
Some internet routers provide advanced settings that let you determine how certain types of traffic are handled by your network. This functionality, usually called Quality of Service, is useful for ensuring that demanding applications like online games and VoIP or video conferencing get priority.
As work-from-home arrangements become increasingly common, the quality of home internet connectivity is more important than ever. A direct Etherent connection to your router or switch will provide better stability and possibly faster speeds than Wi-Fi – plus it’s immune to certain types of cyberattacks against Wi-Fi security mechanisms. If your laptop lacks a built-in […]
Malware attacks on routers are becoming more common among individuals and businesses. Once hackers have access to your router, they can infect all of the devices connected to that network, such as laptops, mobile devices and security cameras. Older routers are more vulnerable to attacks, so make sure you’re keeping up to date with the […]
When you connect a computer to the internet, it’s also connected to millions of other computers—a connection that could allow attackers access to your computer. Although cable modems, digital subscriber lines (DSLs), and internet service providers (ISPs) have some level of security monitoring, it’s crucial to secure your router—the first securable device that receives information […]
If you use your own router, it’s important to ensure 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 also find its default IP address. By entering the latter in your browser, you can check its firmware […]
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