Securing your WiFi all around

Securing your WiFi all around
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Securing your WiFi is pretty easy. But it’s not entirely secure even if you have some lengthy password with some symbols, lowercase and uppercase characters. It needs to be secured from within. Basically, anyone having access to the WiFi network can entirely control the WiFi even if they don’t know the password. So long as you are connected. But keeping a tough password just to even connect is always recommended.

The procedure we have to go through is very simple. And almost every router has this feature to be able to control the administration keys to control the network. All you need to do is get connected to the WiFi and have a browser with you. The procedure are as given:

1. On your browser type the IP address that is provided with the WiFi to access the administration controls.

2. Login. The default key is “admin” and the username is the same as the password.

3. Go to “Advanced settings”. For me I had to go to Management, it can be different based on the manufacturer of the WiFi.

4. Change the username and password. Make it lengthy. Some routers come with an automated protection that prevents any kinds of hacker to crack the key.

Once you’ve set it up you can now use the WiFi securely. Without this procedure, your WiFi will always be vulnerable to getting hacked, your WiFi password and name could be changed and your privacy will be vulnerable. Remember, any connected device can access the administration tools.