Archives - Wi-Fi


Traveling—stay protected when connected

Before you connect to any public wireless hotspot—such as at an airport, hotel, or café—be sure to confirm the name of the network and exact login procedures with appropriate staff to ensure that the network is legitimate. If you do use an unsecured public access point, practice good Internet hygiene by avoiding sensitive activities (e.g., […]

Try mesh networking

Wi-Fi coverage can become very spotty if you’re far from the router or there are a lot of walls and furniture in between you and it. Mesh networking can solve this problem, by distributing coverage throughout a home via multiple points/satellites that all broadcast the same SSID. You’re no longer as reliant on being close […]

Use Ethernet if you’re working from home

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 […]

Use your smartphone’s data network instead of public Wi-Fi

Most public Wi-Fi networks aren’t encrypted. If you’re connecting to the free internet at an airport or coffee shop, hackers may snoop on your online activity and intercept your private information. Cellular networks, on the other hand, encrypt all of your data. So if you’re in public and need to connect to the internet, turn […]

Be smart on open public Wi-Fi networks

When you access a Wi-Fi network that is open to the public, your phone can be an easy target of cybercriminals. You should limit your use of public hotspots and instead use protected Wi-Fi from a network operator you trust or mobile wireless connection to reduce your risk of exposure, especially when accessing personal or […]

Instead of connecting to public Wi-Fi, use your smartphone as a hotspot

Accessing the internet with your phone’s data is more secure than doing so with the public Wi-Fi offered at places like coffee shops and airports. Hackers can easily invade these networks and track all the activity that goes on in them. So when you don’t have access to a VPN, use your 4G, 5G, or […]