Ignoring your network’s security is a recipe for having it breached. Some may want to leech off your internet connection, which can slow it down or open it up to bad actors. Others may want the data that’s inside your network. If you’re an entrepreneur, you could be made vulnerable to data breaches or ransomware. […]
There’s a wide range of networking equipment to choose from, and knowing which is best for your network can keep it running smoothly. For example, if your Wi-Fi needs to cover long distances, consider investing in a wireless extender, powerline adapter or mesh network. A wireless extender is useful if you want your Wi-Fi signal […]
If you don’t secure your wireless network, anyone with a wireless-enabled computer in range of your access point could use your connection. The typical indoor broadcast range of an access point is 150 – 300 feet. Outdoors, this range may extend as far as 1,000 feet. So, if your neighborhood is closely settled, or if […]
While it’s vital to have a strong Wi-Fi password, hiding your Wi-Fi network’s name adds an extra layer of security. This can help conceal its existence entirely, providing access only to users who know it’s there. The option to do this in a router’s configuration page is listed as “Disable SSID broadcasting” or similar.
Wi-Fi connections are inherently unstable and vulnerable to bad actors. Wired connections avoid these issues. Powerline adapters, which are extremely simple to set up, turn a long-range Wi-Fi connection into a wired one by using your home’s electrical network. This makes it much more stable and less vulnerable but with the same if not better […]
Provide cellular Wi-Fi hotspots or tethering plans so remote workers can use portable Wi-Fi hotspots. These can be used instead of allowing connections through public Wi-Fi networks to help regulate access and increase connection security. Wi-Fi hotspots should be password and login protected so they’re only accessible to employees.
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