Windows Forums member, walt1019, made the following suggestion in our suggestion box:
Tips on securing home wireless networks could be useful. So many are still using the default settings which are wide open while some just use WEP, MAC filtering or not broadcasting the SSID which offers little to no protection.
This guide will show you how to do the following:
- Access your router’s administration panel.
- Secure your wireless network.
- Secure your router.
- Disable SSID broadcasting.
- Connect to a non-broadcasting network.
Why do You Need to Secure Your Home Network?
With an unsecured network, I can get access to your router, PC, private documents, printer, peripheral devices, and can even monitor your instant messaging activity, emails, bank passwords etc. I can also use the internet you pay your hard earned cash for, without paying for it myself. It’s important to protect your home network and this guide will show you how. Read the rest of this entry »