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Make Your Wireless Connection Even More Secure With These Tips


Make Your Wireless Connection Even More Secure With These Tips
Make Your Wireless Connection Even More Secure With These Tips

These tips are more advanced and will need you to have some knowledge over how a wireless router and connection functions but with some patience anyone can secure themselves from cyber-attacks and will make their internet access connection bullet proof.

Manage The Router With Specific IP Addresses

Wireless local area network pairs two or more devices together using a wireless signal in a limited area. Users usually manage routers to a web-based management interface as it is not usually needed to manage it remotely. If you wish to access it from another point, a VPN should be firstly used to establish a secure connection in order to ensure that your router cannot be accessed from the web.

Having that in mind, you can now lock their routers with a specific IP with which you can manage your connection. A menu where you can insert a specific IP will enable you to assign it via the router’s DHCP whenever it needs to connect.

Get Rid Of WPS

While most of us directly connect to a router by turning Wi-Fi on following the standard procedure of selecting a network and then entering a password, router manufacturers thought this took too long and they’ve enabled WPS which users can join to it directly by entering a 8 digit PIN which transmits a more complex password to the device.

It has some major flaws as it can be brute forced by attackers which can get access to Wireless Equivalent Privacy or WPA and then go with traditional attacks to get through the network.

Use Segmentation And MAC Filtering

If one has access to larger networks consider the option to set up a VLAN as it enables you can segment devices from the rest of the connection as it can be useful if someone attacks a certain device, as other are protected in that time.

Considering that is not enough, make sure you enable MAC address which can choose each device’s access to the router thus making it more secure. No matter if one has access to the device’s Wi-Fi password, it will render it unable to connect if the IP is not included in the MAC filtering section. Source: Neurogadget

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