Wireless Network Security
While implementing an encryption method such as WPA is a critical start for securing your wireless network, it's important to not stop there. Using multiple security methods makes it much more difficult for unauthorized access to your wireless network while also minimizing the risk of compromised data. Once you've experienced how quick and simple it is to add WPA or a similar encryption method to your wireless network, consider adding additional measures that are also relatively easy to implement. Since many routers ship with default SSIDs (the public name for a wireless network), one popular option for additional security is changing the default SSID of your router.
You can also disable SSID broadcasting, which makes it much more difficult for others to find and connect to your network. Finally, by implementing MAC address filtering you can restrict access to specific computers and network resources that have previously been authorized to connect to the network.
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