The Best Tips to Protect Your Wireless Network

The wireless network is very useful and democratizes the internet access throughout the house, allowing all users and devices to access the largest network without difficulty and in safety. But ensuring that the wireless network is protected depends not only on common sense, but also on the use of the features that the router puts at our disposal. TP-Link has assembled some essential tips to improve the security of your wireless network.

  1. Router management console? Cable only : Sometimes it is necessary to access the router's configuration console to change settings. But when accessed through the wireless network, data is sent "through the air" and can be identified. When you need to access the router, use the physical network.
  2. Change the SSID : SSID is the name of your network. Routers typically include default network names and are more vulnerable to security breaches. When configuring your wireless network, change its name to an SSID that is unique.
  3. A network just for you : if your router allows it, create a Guest network to give to friends or family when they visit. Maintain the home network only for yourself and for equipment that is already registered, eliminating potential threats brought on by the use of other people's devices.
  4. Encryption is a key word:  encryption of the network key is essential to ensure the security of the wireless network. Set a password for WPA2 AES mode and think of a password that evolves numbers, letters and characters to be more robust.
  5. Turn on the router's firewall:  the firewall scans network traffic and blocks data and access requests that could be potentially dangerous. Take advantage of the router's firewall, which is another layer of security. Are you blocking your online games? You always have the chance to use port forwarding.
  6. Update the firmware:  The security level of the router and its robustness as a wireless protector depends to a large extent on firmware updates. Check the manufacturer's website  periodically for software updates that can eliminate faults or enhance router functionality. Always check the zone for which the firmware (EU, US, etc.) is intended, the version available and make sure you download it to the right equipment by carefully checking the name.


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