How to protect Wi-Fi networks



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How to protect Wi-Fi networks

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2017 May 27 ID: 12779

When you connect to public wi-fi networks (for example, in a restaurant), your data is transferred unencrypted. This means that your logins, passwords, messages, and other sensitive information can be accessed by malefactors. Email addresses can be used for spam mailings and the contents of your social network page may be changed. 

Your home wireless network is at risk if:

  • Your password is too weak.
  • Your network has a common name.
  • Encryption is disabled.

Later in the article you will find the recommendations on how to configure your router to make your wireless network secure.  


Open the router settings


Set a strong password for accessing your router.


Set a unique name for your wireless network


Set a strong password for your Wi-Fi network


Hide your Wi-Fi network


Enable encryption


Disable WPS


Enable filtering by MAC addresses


Set a shorter range for your Wi-Fi signal


Update the firmware of your router


Change the key and the security type of the Wi-Fi network in Windows


How to protect your data when using public wi-fi spots

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