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Security to Wireless Routers Guide - 3 important steps


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Additional steps


If your router has a built in firewall, then ensure this is enabled. Also if you’re not using your router for a while such as if you’re going away then disable you wireless connectivity. There is no use having it turned on. Leaving it on when your away can also give thieves an idea that if there is a wireless router in your home could mean there will most likely be one or more laptop or computer in the house.


If your router does support WPA2 with AES, then it would be a good idea to either use this standard or purchase a network card that would support this. My Linksys router and laptop DOES support WPA2 with AES, and I have this configured as shown below.



WPA2 and AES



After following the above steps, I assure you, you will have the peace of mind knowing your network is secure from the average hacker, and that hackers outside your door step will move on to the next wireless access point which is not secure.

Although having said that, this does not mean you can forget about it altogether! Always remember to frequently check for latest firmware updates, monitor logs, check your computers for viruses, and keep up to date with my site of course.


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