Securing Your Wireless Network - dummies

By Sean Walberg, Loyd Case, Joel Durham, Jr., Derek Torres

Part of Wireless All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Having adequate security should always be a priority when setting up a wireless network. Follow these tips to make sure no one can steal your Internet connection, or access your computers.

  • Change the administrative password to your router. This password is usually found in the Security menu.

  • Use WPA2 encryption with a pre-shared key. You can find this in the wireless setup menu.

  • Choose a pre-shared key that has some numbers and capital letters. The key should be at least 6 characters long.

  • Don’t use the default SSID. This is also in the wireless setup menu.