Linksys® router security setup
You could find wireless networks in organizations and for individuals. Most of the laptop systems available today are preinstalled with the wireless or Ethernet cards for the easy access of wireless connection. Even though it offers benefits, still there are some security issues. Hackers could access the wirelessly connected systems they could access private data from those systems. Since the wireless networks are more common now-a-days, the risk factor also more in these types of networks. In order to prevent all these types of unauthorized accesses, you need to provide proper security essentials.
- Need and importance of wireless security
- Tips to setup wireless security
- Points to keep in mind
Need and importance of wireless security
Wireless security is required to protect your Linksys router and the computers connected to your network from hackers. Chances are there that you might lose confidential data or hackers might access your computers remotely and delete the critical Operating System files. Hackers might infiltrate your Linksys router, if you have not enabled proper wireless security. This may finally end up in you losing your important data or you might not be to boot your computer, unless you perform a clean installation of your OS.
Tips to setup wireless security
To set up the wireless security in your Linksys router, change the default username and password of the router. Another thing you could do to ensure wireless security on your Linksys device is to turn on the encryption. This would make sure that the data transferred across your network is properly encrypted and protected. Also, you could change the default SSID of your Linksys router.
To enable the wireless security in your Linksys router, access the router by using your web browser. After typing in your router IP address, you need to provide the username and password. IF you are configuring the router for the first time, you can use the default user name and password shipped by Linksys. Ensure to select a strong password.
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