Protecting Your Wifi-Connections – ISPs are not Your Mothers

If you have recently got a new Wi-Fi connection then you will need to know the best ways to protect it. The problem with Wi-Fi is the fact that, as it is ranged, anyone can connect to it if you leave it unprotected.

Most routers will come equipped with a password; however you need to make sure if yours is activated, as there are many problems associated with routers that don’t. If you are unsure of how to go about doing this, it is usually a fairly simple process – websites such as Broadband Expert will show you how best to do it, so it is good to look there.

Unfortunately there are a lot of people who, even though they are aware of the risks, do not protect their Wi-Fi with a password, even though this is incredibly easy to do. They do not seem to realize just how serious it can be without a password, as many people will attempt to gain access to any internet connection that is not protected with tools given by the internet provider.

The thing is, any connection to the internet is easily located to you – when browsing it is possible to trace it back to you should anything illegal occur. And unfortunately, in the past it has been the case where people have hijacked the internet connection of other people and used it for illegal purposes, causing some people to lose their internet connection while it was sorted out, causing problems for them in the future as well.

At times it can also be possible that people will visit malicious sites or will be able to affect the overall integrity of your computer system, causing a lot of problems for you and any hardware you use to connect with the internet connection. Luckily it is really easy to protect yourself against this kind of thing, but you need to make sure that you do have passwords activated.

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The reason why you may not have known about the overall importance of protecting your internet connection is due to the fact that it is not the job of the internet provider to tell you about this. It is up to you to ensure that you Wi-Fi connection is secure, and you must take the steps to do this, although sometimes internet providers will give you extra tips and tools for remaining safe when using wireless.

You can also look for help on Broadband Expert, which has many blog posts on how to best protect yourself from these kinds of crimes, ensuring that you remain safe while online. You can also compare different broadband connections locally, so you can get the best and safest deal for you.

In the end it is up to you to ensure that your connection is safe. As said, many routers will provide some form of connection as default, but you need to make sure of this, and if not you may want to add some extra layers on top, just so that you know you are the only one using it.

After all, if you are limited on your data usage per month then you will not want anyone else using it, as it could cost you a lot in extra fees for internet data which you didn’t use, meaning it is of the utmost importance to keep your internet connection safe and secure, so that only you, the rightful owner of the connection, can use it every day. This is the only way to keep it entirely safe, and it is advised that you do this.
About the Author
This is a guest article by Ruben Corbo, a writer for the website Broadband expert where you can find internet service providers in your area and compare prices on different deals for your mobile broadband needs.

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