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How to Have a Safe Wi-Fi

Hackers can crack your Wi-Fi passwords at any time using high technology devices. They can use your computer to send spam messages, viruses and other illegal content to other computers without you knowing it. They can see what you are doing online, your browsing history and everything you do while connected to your internet. It is important that you know how to secure your connection if you don't want all these to happen. Know the right thing to do to have a safe Wi-Fi or at least a not-so-easy to crack Wi-Fi. Read on to know more of the procedures you need to follow.

Hackers can crack your Wi-Fi passwords at any time using high technology devices. They can use your computer to send spam messages, viruses and other illegal content to other computers without you knowing it. They can see what you are doing online, your browsing history and everything you do while connected to your internet. It is important that you know how to secure your connection if you don't want all these to happen. Know the right thing to do to have a safe Wi-Fi or at least a not-so-easy to crack Wi-Fi. Read on to know more of the procedures you need to follow.

Choose a Strong Password for Your Wi-Fi Router

You need to log on using your administrative password to your network device. Check the settings to your network and make sure that you change the default password. Save a copy of your password in a safe place, make it in a soft and hard copy. Just in case you totally forgot your password, just reset the settings of your network to the default settings and create a new password. Of course hackers are not scared by a strong password. Remember that they can also use a system to crack your Wi-Fi password in an hour or less. But at least this is better than having a weak or no password at all.

Turn Off Your Service Set Identifier or SSID 

If you don't do this your network can be easily seen by anyone within the proximity of your network. Even hidden network can be accessed by professional WLAN hackers. At least by turning off your SSID make it harder for the not so great WLAN hackers.

Set Your Encryption to WPA or WPA2

WPA or Wi-Fi Protected Access is more secure than WEP or Wired Equivalency Privacy as it is known as built in high tech hardware and operating systems. Also the characters in password are much complicated than the usual limited characters you can use in WEP encryption. If you prefer WEP, make sure to change your password constantly and choose a difficult to guess password.

Enable MAC Filtering

This is like giving IDs to all your devices that will be recognized by your wireless network. This can be tiring to do especially if you have many devices that connect to your Wi-Fi, but can be considered as an added security as well. In some cases, hackers can use the MAC addresses of your device to get into your Wi-Fi by simply copying the 12 character. It is your own choice if you will use this kind of security.

All these can help secure your Wi-Fi connection at least to a moderate level. With all the high tech systems of hackers today, your wireless connection can be easily accessed by the hackers out there. But at least they would find it not so easy to target your Wi-Fi compare to those who are not enabling these security settings.

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