Know about Home Wireless router Security
Tips to resolve issues arising while maintaining Home Wireless router Security
A router is a device used in the Computer Networking. The function of a router is to forward the data packets towards their destinations on a Network. A wireless router is basically a routing device that manages the forwarding and accepting of data packets on a Network without a connection through wires. There is a radio transmitter and receiver in wireless router which sends and receives modulated radio signals. Wireless router supports data and network security with wireless 64-bit and 128-bit WEP encryption. You need to secure the wireless router to prevent the unauthorized access through the wireless network otherwise it can get the access of the system and thus steals the necessary information. In order to provide the security to home wireless router, you might change the default administrator password of the router, and change the IP address setting.
Following are the tips to resolve the issues while maintaining the security features in Wireless router:
- Using the encryption method
- Proper username and password
- Disable SSID broadcast
Using the encryption method
In order to improve security to the wireless router, there are encryption methods available. Wireless Equivalent Privacy(WEP) and Wi-Fi Protected Access(WPA) are the security encryption method installed in your Wireless router. Depending on the router signal, the wireless network becomes more secure. If the Wireless router is not properly secured then anyone can use your Wireless Internet connection. WPA is more secure than WEP that comes with Temporal Key Integrity (TKIP) security protocol that changes the keys used to encrypt the data.
Proper username and password
In order to provide high security to the home network, first you need to change the wireless router’s default user name and password. It is one of the security methods to prevent the unauthorized access for the system. If the remote administration feature is on, it would lock anyone trying to access the router with the wireless connection. It is better to change the user name and password once in a month.
For solving the issues with wireless router, one method is to disable the SSID Broadcast. SSID stands for Service Set Identifier. For that you might login into router and select Home tab, and go to Wireless button, and choose the ‘Disable’ and by disabling the SSID broadcasting you can make your wireless router virtually invisible.
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