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Wifi Security Step by Step Guide - 1

Wifi Security Step by Step Guide - 1

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Published by: rajunair on Mar 26, 2009
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10 Simple steps to secure your Wi-Fi Network.
 
 Step 1: Change the Default Password of Modem / Router
 After opening modem page click on management -access control – password. Select username,confirm old password and put new desiredpassword.
Change the default password
 Each router has a default username and password, and you should always change these themoment you start configuring the router. If the router's password is either unchanged common oweak, a hacker might be able to reconfigure the router and wipe out all your other security measures,making them useless. You should try to use a good mix of numbers and characters to be on thesafe side.
Tips in setting a new password
 Always use combinations of letters (upper and lower case), numbers, and symbols inyour passwords.
 Avoid using common words, which are known to friends and neighbors.
Change your passwords frequently.
 
 
Step 2: Change Default Modem/ Router IP address
Click on Advance Setup - LAN and putIP accordingly all other value changesautomatically.
Change the default IP address
Most routers have a common IP (Internet Protocol) address, which is set to 192.168.1.1, whichis known by most of the hackers. You should change you IP address to a random, uncommonIP address. You'll need to stay within the series, such as 192.168.xxx.xxx, but the last valuecan be changed to anything you like.
 

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