01 Apr Securing your WiFi network
In this video we will go over the best ways to keep your privacy on the web safe. With the online becoming the most common way purchase the new item, we want to keep our personal and bank information as safe as possible.
The first step to doing this is by securing your network.
To secure your network you will need to pick the right type of security.
The weakest type of internet security is WEP, it will stop the casual criminal but it won’t stop a hacker or anyone who knows a bit about networking.
WPA is a better route to go.
WPA2 is the best route to go though.
Any device sold since 2006 with the WIFI symbol on it is required to support WPA2.
WPA2 works with a password, it is recommended that you use a long password with numbers and symbols.
It is alright to write the password down and keep it safe at home. Just be smart who you share your password with!
Side note – when setting up your password you may see the options personal and enterprise.
Enterprise will give each person a unique I.D. number and will require IT help to set it up.
However, it is just your home don’t bother with setting up an enterprise network!
Next you’ll want to set up a password for your WIFI that is different from the password to your network.
TIP: to find your default password for your network, look underneath the router and it will be displayed on a label