In the current digital age, everything from groceries to sending money is done online. It is important to have a seamless, fast and secure internet connection. Even if you use data through your mobile net, using a WiFi connection can get the job done easily and quickly.
If you have a WiFi connection in your home you need to protect it from hackers as well. Software bugs, improperly configured interfaces, etc. can cause hackers to access your WiFi. So be sure to check the security settings on your home network frequently.
If your WiFi is hacked by any hacker, all the computers, smartphones, or smart home devices connected to it may be at risk. So here are some tips and tricks that can help protect your WiFi.
Change WiFi and Admin Password
Since preset WiFi passwords are insecure and easy to guess, it is a good idea to change the WiFi password immediately after the home router is set up. Make sure your password is a bit complicated and not easily detected. Since the password for accessing the device’s Confidential Settings menu is the same for many routers, the admin must change the password.
Change network name
A new network name, called SSID, must be assigned to your WLAN. Changing the network name would be a safe one because this name is given by the manufacturer and can be easily identified by anyone. Make sure you do not have any basic information known to everyone, such as your name, location, or your new SSID over your WiFi connection.
Disable Remote Access
Disabling remote access is another important step in keeping your WiFi secure. There are routers that allow hard drives to connect to the Internet, and this can even be the point of attack. So go to the Settings menu and disable remote access.
Keep your operating system constantly updated
We all know that updates bring new features and security fixes. So your router’s operating system should always be up-to-date.
Turn off WiFi when not in use
Turn off WiFi when not in use. Your device will not connect when your work is done and you do not need the net, turn off WiFi when you sleep at night or when you leave the house. Hackers cannot hack offline devices.