A Wi-Fi network is a wireless type of network that makes use of radio signals in the establishment of a virtual connection as well as the passing of information over the network. Networks that are of this nature are easy to detect as long as the person looking for the network is within the vicinity and for this reason, it is important that the owner of the network prevents network sniffing while they have their network on and running. Network sniffing is a security risk for the wireless network as the packets picked up from the network can be used to break into the network with the attacker posing as one of the legitimate users of the network.
One of the major steps to preventing the loss of information from the wireless network is in making the network secured. This is done through the use of a password and other protective measures that prevent unauthorized users from getting onto the network. No-one can be able to penetrate into a network that has been secured with a password and as long as the party making the connection does not have the password, they will not be even able to see the data and traffic passing through the network.
With passwords, the information that is passed over the wireless connection is always encrypted and unreadable to the parties that do not have passwords. The encryption of the information that is being passed over the wireless network makes it possible to prevent sniffing on the Wi-Fi network as well as the loss of information passing over the network. It is important to have a good password to secure your Wi-Fi network as this will prevent third parties from getting in on your communications or trying to break into the network by cracking the password.
Making the wireless network stronger can also mean locking out IP and MAC addresses that you haven’t allowed to be on the network. This means that as you go about the process of setting up the network, you don’t have to worry about additional devices that try to get into the network. Dictating the IP addresses and MAC addresses for the devices that are allowed on the network is really easy and makes it possible for you to pass information safely over your network without having to worry about the administration or management of your wireless network.
In conclusion, wireless networks are sensitive to unauthorized information access and packet sniffing happens to be one of the very common means of accessing the network illegally. By preventing wireless network sniffing, you will have avoided the loss of information that is passing over your network in addition to making it more manageable. The network that is well protected by the measures that have been described in the preceding sections will not be able to allow devices and addresses that are not recognized to access the network and this locks them out of the network as well as preventing them from getting a hint of what is taking place within the network.