How do I Secure My Network?

Wireless networking has made it easy for anyone to use internet on mobile, devices, tablets, laptops, computer devices and other wireless devices anywhere in the house without using the cluster of cables. Those days are gone when you just had to install a firewall and your network was saved. Today’s hackers are much more advanced that’s why just installing a firewall is not enough. The hackers can get into your network without setting foot inside your house because the wireless network is much more open. Therefore, it is very important to secure the network of your wifi.

Securing your network is a lot more than just setting a password. The enhanced security measures can go a long way to secure the network. It is not very hard to secure the network that can prevent hackers from taking control of your computer and also prevents others from stealing your network. Here are some few easy measures which you should adopt in order to secure your wireless network.

Access the settings page of your router

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It is very important for you to know how to access the settings of your wireless router. Normally, you just have to type 192.168.1.1 into the address bar of your web browser and then enter the default username and password of your router.

Note: You can find the credentials of your routers by searching it on Google in case you have lost the printed manual that came with your router.

Unique password for your router

The first thing you should do once you are logged in to your router is to change the default password of your wireless router to something more secure and advanced. To change the password, you have to do it from the administrative setting of your router’s settings page.

Use an unsuspicious network SSID name:

The wireless network name (SSID) of the router is usually ‘default’ or the brand name of the router. Changing the network name will obviously make your network more secure. To change the network name, you have to go to the wireless settings.

Encrypt using WPA2:

The network encryption is also used to secure the network. The several encryption methods are WEP, WPA and WPA2. Choose WPA2 as it is the strongest encryption. Open the wireless security settings and enable the encryption on your wireless network.

Filter MAC address:

Add the MAC addresses of all the devices you want to be connected with your wireless router so that only specific devices can connect to your wifi network. Add the MAC address of your devices and add them to MAC address filtering in the router’s administrating settings.

The Range of your wireless signal:

You can reduce the range of your network by changing the mode to 802.11g instead of 802.11n or use a different wireless channel.

Latest router’s firmware:

To secure the network of your wireless router it is very important to upgrade its firmware. Check the website of your router’s manufacturer for firmware updates of your router.

There are many other security options that can secure the network but these measures are easy to implement and won’t cost much in terms of your money and time. By adopting these measures you will have big security payoffs and will be able to sleep better at night. If you face any issues while adopting these measures in order to secure your network then you can contact our team of technical experts. You can call them on the toll-free number which is accessible 24*7 or you can also mail them your query related to your router.

How to Set up any new Wireless Router?

More and more devices are now able to connect to the wireless networks. Therefore, setting up a wireless router has become a crucial part. Setting up a wireless network allow devices to connect to the internet from anywhere in the home.  Want to setup any wireless router, but no idea where to start? The assortment of ports, cables and other components in any router leaves most people scratching their heads. The easiest thing to do in most of the cases is to follow the instructions that come with the device.  But in case you cannot understand the instructions or cannot find them, then these general steps should help. These steps apply to most of the wireless router. Set up any wireless router with these easy and simple steps in a few minutes.

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Before jumping to the steps, let’s see what are the things required to set up any wireless router:

The following things are required to set up any wireless router

  • A Wireless router
  • A Computer or a laptop
  • Cable, fiber
  • An Ethernet cable
  • A Modem

Step 1: Connecting the hardware

Firstly, plug one end of the Ethernet cable into your modem and the other-end of the cable into your router’s WAN port. Now, plug one-end of another Ethernet cable into the LAN of your wireless router and other end to your laptop. Plug your router’s power adapter into the wall.

Step 2: Find the configuration page of your wireless router

It is a website hosted on the router to configure the router’s settings. In most of the cases, you can find the configuration page on the browser by typing the IP Address 198. 162. 1. 1. Press Enter.

Step 3: Enter the username and password

In most of the cases, you will be asked to enter the default username and password. The default username and password are usually on the sticker of the router. Enter the default username and password and you will get the access to the admin panel. You are now ready to configure your wireless router.

Step 4: Set up your wireless network

Click on the option called ‘Wireless’ and then on a box labeled as ‘SSID.’ This option allows you to choose a name for your wireless network. Enter a unique name for your wireless network

Step 6: Security Settings

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You need to set up the security settings now. Use WPA2 security to protect your network from hackers. Make sure you choose a strong password and afterward store it somewhere secure.

And you’re off

With all these steps, your wireless router should be now ready to use. Now, Go ahead and connect all your devices and enjoy.

If you face any issue with your wireless router, simply reset your router to default settings by pressing the button on the router for about ten seconds with some sharp object. This will troubleshoot almost all of your problems related to the wireless router.

And in case you still have any concern or issue or there is something which was unclear to you, feel free to call our technical team at our toll-free number or simply mail them at.