Posts Tagged ‘WPA encryption’

Wireless security checklistMany people setting up WiFi home networks rush through the job to get their Internet connectivity working as fast as possible. This is quite risky as many security problems can result.

Today’s wireless networking products don’t always help the situation as configuring their security features can be time-consuming and non-intuitive. The tips below go over the steps you should take to improve the security of your home wireless network.

  • Change the default wireless  settings

You can read about changing default setting (username, password ans SSID) here :

  • Enable WPA / WEP encryption

All wireless equipment supports some form of encryption. Encryption technology scrambles messages sent over wireless networks so that they cannot be easily read by humans.

Many encryption technologies exist for Wifi. Of course you will want to pick the strongest encryption that works with your network. However, the way these technologies work, all Wifi devices on your network must share the the same encryption settings. Consequently you may need to find a “lowest common demoninator” setting.

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