How to Secure Your Wireless Home Network

This article will show you how to set up a router to prevent unauthorized access to your wireless home network. You can do this by setting up the panel on the router. Keep in mind that the management panel of each brand’s router is different, which means that you’ll most likely need to find the changed settings.

Don’t tell people your network password

In doing so, you may not seem very friendly, but you can help them set up the wireless password. Don’t let them enter wireless passwords.

Put the router at home

In addition to making your router coverage more balanced, this will also restrict the router from exceeding the family’s scope. This means that potential network intruders will not be able to sit outside your home and still connect to the network.

Disconnect the router when you don’t use it

If you plan to leave your home for a weekend or longer, please unplug the router and modem. This is not only a security precaution, but also an active security measure that prevents any potential attacker from connecting to your Internet when you can’t stop it.

Use a boring network name

This may sound silly, but changing the smart Wi-Fi network name to a boring network name reduces its chances of being picked as a potential target. You can use the manufacturer and its number of the router (e.g., “Belkin-5030”) .

Disable the network sharing of the computer

You will often use network sharing at work, but it is best not to share your computer at home. It will make your computer a weak link in network security.

  1. Windows – Follow these instructions.
  2. Mac – Click the Apple menu Image titled Macapple1.png , click System Preferences…, click Sharing, and uncheck the “File Sharing” box.

Use VPN

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) hide your network activity in the process by booting your network traffic through one or more exception servers. VPNs don’t necessarily protect your network because they hide it, but this is usually enough to prevent attacks and reduce the likelihood of future attacks.

Use the new technology router

Like any technology, routers will lose value in a few years, especially in the security sector. As network threats continue to update and develop, a new router will be better secure than a three or four-year router.