Wireless networking has been a boon to our generation, be it your home use or your office use networking is now easily accessible at the click of your mouse. Be it your desktop or laptop or ipod or ipad or even your video games you ca use all your devices on one network in any part of your home and office absolutely free of hassle.
Every technology has its pros and cons, broadband has the cons of several wires and no freedom to mobility but it had the pros of speed and security, stealing from a broadband service is a near to impossible task. Where as wireless networking may have made life easier faster and flexible but speed wise and security wise it has some deficiencies, securing a wireless network is very important as breaking into a wireless network is very easy and this can lead to security hazard.
Hacking of wireless network can lead to the following
Sudden shooting up of your bill of wireless network especially when the charges of the network are per byte and more so as wireless network is one of the most expensive networks.
When your wireless network is hacked your speed is bound to go down ,as there are more devices connected to your network leading to reduction in surfing speed.
Hacking can also pose as a personal threat in terms of security as if someone can access to your settings of network your personal files and folders are also easily accessible to the hacker.
Given above were the reasons why securing your network is very important and below we will give you easy means on how to secure your wireless network-
Installation of a firewall- by placing this firewall software or hardware around the office or home is the first and foremost step in securing your wireless network.
Changing your password set by administrator- once your wireless network is installed and the username and password have be given and configured, the immediate next step should be to change the password provided by the administrator and put in your own puzzling and obscure password. It is also recommended to change your password from time to time, and also ensure that you do not share your password and username details with unknown people.
Turn on or configure compatible encryption
Wireless networking always is supported by a form of protection access or wired privacy technology, in this the messages transferred or sent thru the network are in form of confusing and puzzled form so except you no one else can read to access them. In this it is very important to save the same encrypted WPA or WEP settings on your other devices which are also configured on the same wireless network.
There are easier steps which can help in securing your wireless network which will be followed in the next segment. However, please ensure you hire a wireless network installation companywireless or expert when installing on configuring your network. Atleast ensure from them that the settings and configuration are correct and working properly.