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Securing your Wi-Fi

Your Wi-Fi requires the best protection in order to prevent any losses of information or leakages of sensitive details whenever you are communicating. The network tends to be visible to everyone that has a device with a wireless receiver. Anyone that is close to the network might be able to see what the network is about but they will not be able to get onto the network or find out what information is passing over the network.

Third parties are especially harmful to a wireless network as they tend to ride on the network and are dimmed as very dangerous elements of the overall security structure. Anyone that is on a Wi-Fi network should be given their own passwords and access keys while outsiders are kept out of the network owing to their lack of a password. Hacking a wireless network is only possible when the attacker has mustered up enough tools to hack into the network and they rarely gain access into well secure Wi-Fi networks.

There are several ways to securing your Wi-Fi networks and this involves the use of an access passphrase. The passphrase is only known to the owner of the network and shared with friends on occasions when they need to use the wireless network. The router can be configured to only give access to registered MAC addresses and this can not only do away with the need for passwords but also limits the number of devices that have access to your wireless network.

The configurations of the wireless network during its setup are not only important for keeping all the details in check, but it also enables the network user to have a better administration over the networked resources. You can decide which devices can gain entry into the wireless networks and the range of the network while you are setting it up. The signal strength of the network might determine the reach of its signal and this does not prevent any networks nearby from seeing the network listed in their Wi-Fi connections whenever they look for a network.

Great caution should be taken to set up the Wi-Fi network in the proper manner and ensure that it is secured from scanners in the vicinity. Whenever someone with a device that has Wi-Fi reception is nearby, your network will be listed under the wireless networks and they will be likely to try and get access into the network. In many cases, they will be asked for a password from the very connection attempt and if they do not have the password, are denied access into the network.

Other networks might seem to be open but once someone has logged into the network and made a connection, they are presented with a webpage where credentials are asked for. Internet access is limited as long as they haven’t logged into the wireless network or paid for it in case it has been monetized by the wireless network provider. In this manner, the Wi-Fi stays secure from all threats in the vicinity.