If the idea of hackers getting access to your network worries you, you may want to take action to make your network as secure as possible. First, make sure there aren’t any obvious security risks in your network. For example, is your web browser using a secure connection? If not, consider using the same secure connection on your router. Is your router behind a secure firewall? If not, consider setting up a router firewall. Is your internet connection secured? If not, consider adding a new internet modem to your network to extend your network without creating additional security risks. If you can’t get your router to work, consider upgrading. Then, there are other steps you can take to secure your network better. For example, update your router firmware.
Here are some ways of how to make your Wi-Fi router as secure as possible.
Always Check Your Router’s Admin Panel with Ethernet
Accessing your router’s admin panel with Ethernet is a common task involving you changing your router settings. So, how to do it? If you have a powerful router, you can simply plug in your computer and use the web-based configuration utility to access your router. However, if you have a low-end router and/or want to protect your home network, you can also use the terminal (command) line to access your router’s admin panel.
Change the Default SSID
Security is a big deal. But it can be hard to convince people that their privacy is seriously at risk, especially when they’re not interested in topics like encryption, firewalls, or installing a different security application. A lot of companies out there have taken the safe route over the past few years and turned off the default SSID (or SSID broadcast) on all of their routers. This means that there’s nothing on their router that assigns it a known name, so all the devices on their home network connect to it with no-name SSIDs, which means their home network is completely anonymous.
Change the Login Credentials of the Default Router
The default username and password for any router are incredibly easy to hack. While that password is super important for securing your router, you should also change it! Changing the default router credentials is a step-by-step guide to enable your router to have more security. You can change the default password to deter someone from accessing your router, or you can change the admin password to make your router more secure, but make sure not to damage the router’s functionality.
Use of Modern Encryption Standards
The increasing number of hackers and the increasing sophistication of their tools have made the need for encryption more important than ever. This is why we have to learn about modern encryption standards like WPA and WPA2. But we may not have the knowledge of how to apply these standards to our routers.
Encryption is the process of encoding a message in such a way that only the intended receiver can understand the message. Digital encryption is used to secure data in electronic devices, such as laptops, phones, and even cars. It can also be used to secure messages during secure communication.
What happens if your home or office Wi-Fi is hacked? While there are steps you can take to protect your privacy and keep your data safe, they don’t always prevent potential intruders from accessing your network. If left unsecured, your router can also be used as a springboard to other devices. If you’re like most people, you probably use Wi-Fi at home and at the office. Wi-Fi is an important part of modern life, and when you use it, you want it to be secure. Unfortunately, most people’s home routers and work computers have been made easy to hack and insecure by not taking security seriously.
A router is a gateway to your home network and the computer that helps you transfer data from one device to another. It can be an annoying part of everyday life, but it’s also one of the most basic and necessary pieces of technology. At the same time, a router is a place where things can get really bad, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing.