The widespread adoption of a wireless way of transmitting information via Wi-Fi and free public access points to the Internet has led to the fact that wireless access to the network has almost supplanted the traditional method of wired connection.
At the same time, the order to protect wireless networks from unauthorized connections was on the agenda. In other words, there is a category of users who want to access the Internet on behalf of someone else (in this case yours). Today we will look at how to protect access to the wireless network, what to do and what security methods are most reliable.
The questions we are keeping in mind today are: how to put the password on the router, how to configure access, what to do when creating a secure network.
First, let’s look at what a router is and why we need to put a password on it.
A router (a router, an access point) is a device that provides “Internet distribution” via a wireless Wi-Fi protocol. It connects to the telephone line without occupying it (when the phone goes to the network it works in the usual mode) or a dedicated line is used to access the Internet (provided by suppliers – providers of Internet access services).
With this device a local wireless network is created, users can connect without using cables, using the Wi-Fi module on their devices. What is interesting for potential consumers:
It is not necessary to discard the wires to create a local network.
The local Wai-Fay network allows users to connect and work in silence, despite obstacles: the building walls, trees, radio interference.
Within the limits of the network signal, the user can move freely, without restrictions.
To create this network, you need to purchase a device (router / router), which costs about 20-30 American evergreen units. Almost all users can afford it.
Now let’s move on to protection. Why and how to put the password on the router . The answer for our citizens is clear: if there is an opportunity to connect to someone’s local network without need – always (make sure!) There are those who want to use it. If you have created an unsecure (dangerous) network, it means that any user has access to traffic and confidential information.
As it is full: the speed of the Internet will decrease significantly, the wrongdoers, using the programs, can acquire data for an entry on various sites under your name. Furthermore, if electronic payment systems are used, data can be stolen. It’s like leaving a purse at the door of your apartment for a week, a month or a year, and it’s naive to think that nobody will get anything from there.
The easiest way to protect the network is to enter a password on the router when creating a wireless local area network. So we create a secure (secure) network, only those who know the password can connect to it.
How to do it? There are two options, such as entering the password on the router and creating a secure network:
The first time you connect the device, an installation disk is used that helps you quickly create a new network without unnecessary technical problems. When creating a network, you must specify the type (open / dangerous or closed / secure). When choosing the security method it is desirable to choose a reliable method of encrypting WPA2 data and use the information from our review on how to put the password on a router that will be hard to find.
Do not use your name, phone, date of birth or other data widely available about you or your loved ones as a password
You can protect your network at any time by switching to the router settings. To do this, enter 192.168.1.1 in the address bar of the Internet browser, enter the login (admin) and password (admin) when prompted. This will allow you to access the settings where you can specify the type of encryption and prescribe a password to access the network for users.
We have examined what to do and how. If your network is not protected – do not hesitate: put a password, set the encryption mode and protect your personal information from intruders. I hope now you can put the password on the Wai-Fi router.