6 Tips To Secure A Wireless Network

Security is the key point of a networks either it is wired network or wireless network, you have to secure your network so that the miscellaneous user’s does not get into your network.
The importance of the data is not the hidden truth, now a days wireless networks are in market and a normal user(s) also uses a WiFi on their home.


Below are the some effective tips to secure a wireless network.

Change Default Administrator Password

Manufacturer provides a router or a Access Point(AP) to get connected into a network, normally when manufacturer makes these devices they stores a default user-name and password on these devices. When you log-in into your device web page by using user-name and password you can change the over all setting of your router. So it is important to change the default user-name and password. You can access your router setting page by typing the gateway IP or router IP normally 192.168.1.1.



MAC Address Filters

MAC (Media Access Control) is the physical or hardware address of the machine (router,computer etc). Access point or router keep track the MAC address of devices, this unique identifier help router to determine which device connect it via wireless. Many manufacturer provides an option to the user to filter out the MAC addresses means restrict other MAC address and allow only few(may be a single) MAC address.

Use Static IP 
Now a days people’s are using DHCP server or dynamic IP mechanism, for securing your wireless network or if you dont want to compromise your bandwidth use Static IP(s). Assign IP(s) for your trusted machine(s). 
HTTPS, Firewall and Remote Access

HTTPS means a secure connection, make sure that HTTPS and firewall are enable on your router. Firewall blocks the incoming ports that are not normally in used.

Disable SSID Broadcasting
SSID or service set identifier is the name of your wireless network, you should change the default SSID name and it is highly recommended to disable SSID broadcasting. By knowing about your wireless network or device name an attacker can find the default option of this router on the company website. 
Turn On Encryption  
Encryption or cryptography will really help you out to secure a network, all wifi equipment supports some type of encryption technique make sure it is enable. It is highly recommended to use WPA2 encryption technique because other techniques can be crack or hack. 
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