The Wi – Fi connection is crucial in our society among smartphones, laptops and game consoles. Even if you’re in your house, you use a router that allows you to be connected to the Internet wirelessly with all your devices, but maybe you do not know that the privacy of your network is at risk.
The routers have a software that allow experienced users to manage every detail of your Internet connection, but very often the default settings do not provide an appropriate level of security. Let’s see what you can do to protect your Wi – Fi network.
The first step you need to take is to access the inside panel of your router to change its security settings. Just be sure to have your PC connected to the router via Wi -Fi or Ethernet cable , open any web browser ( example Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome) and connect to the address 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 to open the device software. If you are asked to enter a user name and password, enter admin in both fields : this is the setting that you have to change .
Sign in to the heading Maintenance/Administration panel of the router and change your login with your username and password. Then click the Save button (below) to save the changes and wait reopen the control page of the router to continue the procedure.
There is no solution to protect a wireless network that does not provide for enabling a WPA password , the password required to log when you try to connect to a Wi- Fi router from your PC , smartphone or console.
In order to set a password to protect your Wi-Fi connection, log in to the router’s internal software and go in the Administration Interface / Wi- Fi ( the item changes depending on the router ) of the panel . On the page that opens , set WPA2- PSK authentication, type the password you want to use for your Wi-Fi connection in the appropriate field (use a long password with letters and numbers , and mixed) and click the Save button ( below) to save the changes.
If you’re having problems connecting to computers or devices rather dated after setting the password in WPA2-PSK, back in the settings panel of the router and sets the authentication method WPA instead of WPA2. Finally, if you’re really picky, protect your Wi-Fi connection from possible intruders by limiting the range so that it arrives only in the rooms where you need and no more.
Now that you can connect to your Wi-Fi network being sure that no one can lean on the home router. Have fun!