Tips to Secure Wireless Router
Setting up wireless router is easy. You have to plug one end of Ethernet cable to DSL modem and other to WAN port of router. The general security issues in wireless router are TCP Packet problem, IPv6 router header vulnerability, and IP option vulnerability. There may be situations in which memory leak arise which can lead to denial of service attack. To fix it, check the security options in the system. Another security concern may be of improper processing of IPv6 packets, you have to ensure proper network connectivity to solve it. Another concern is that you may not know who is using you router. To prevent unauthorized access to the router, try wireless monitoring tools like AirMagnet. You could ensure router security by assigning a strong password for your router. It is also essential to provide WEP or WPA encryption technique, use MAC address filtering, Enable firewall etc. to ensure router security.
- Secure HNAP
- Secure Access Point
- Set up firewall
Home Network Administration (HNAP) needs to be made secure. You might do this by password protecting the router. If the password is weak, then the router might be hacked easily. The software tool popularly called HNAP0wn is used to do the hacking process. The router settings are at the hand of hacker after this and the entire network is at risk after this.
Secure Access Point
You need to set up access point for the wireless router. For this, go to network connections, open Properties by right clicking it. Navigate to network settings of the router and make the settings necessary. After that, it is essential to choose an encryption method that is WEP or WPA to ensure security. Make sure that the access point is protected with a username and password.
The firewall in the wireless router protects your system from hacking attacks. It protects your PC from hackers by making your PC invisible online by its inbound firewall protection. The outbound firewall protection of the software blocks spyware, botnets, and other malware to enter and damage the personal data in your system. It prevents the fraudulent websites, which cause damage to your network.
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