Wireless Network Security


Why Use Security?

If someone is able to wirelessly connect to your network from the road, near the parking lot, adjacent houses here are some things to consider. If they use your Internet connection for illegal activities, you are responsible, then not. Also, when they are on your network, they may be able to open, delete or modify every file on your computer. There is also the possibility that unauthorized users could spread viruses without them even realizing it.

So what should I do?

There are many ways to ensure connection. We are focusing on the wireless network, so we’ll make simple changes to the router. The simplest way to ensure connection using WEP (Wireless Encryption Protocol). Before I go any further, many hackers can find ways around this protection. It is not the best choice for large companies (over 100 employees), but for the home and small business users, this will work just fine

Step 1 (Configure) :.

Depending on your router, the specifics of this step will be different. You need to log in to the router. This is done by opening your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.) and set the IP address of the router in the address bar (address bar is where you enter a web site such as google.com). This address will be either or; if you are not sure, try both. When you enter the correct one (and press ‘Enter’), pop-up will ask you for your username and password. If you have never changed the password, the default was set for you by the manufacturer. This is not the same user name and password and computer or Internet Service Provider. If you do not know the default password, find it by clicking here.

Once logged in, look for the wireless part. This is often a button or tab on the main page. For Dlink router will button on the left menu. Now looking for a wireless network. For Dlink way it will be on this page. You should see a drop-down menu. Select WEP (you can also see other options, such as WAP). Depending on your route, you will see some or all of these options. Set them as follows:

Authentication Open

WEP Encryption: 64bit

Key Type: Hex

Key1: Select a 10-digit number

above ‘Key’ is the wireless network password. Anyone who uses your wireless connection need to know it. Usually, you only need to install it in your computer once and then it will remember it

Step 2 (Computer Setup) :.

Now go wireless computer and try to connect to the network, it will ask you for the key. Enter it just as you did in the way

Step 3 (Advanced Security) :.

If you want more security, you can change some of the other options on the way. For example, instead of 64bit choose 128bit. Or instead HEX choose ASCII. All routers are different and offer different levels of security. Basically, going to 128bit need a longer password so it is difficult for others to guess and go to ASCII requires a password with letters not just numbers, so that there are more possible passwords. You can change this around as much as you want and I suggest changing either 128bit or ASCII

Note :. For further information, please contact the manufacturer of the router. They often have a toll free number and will walk you through exactly how to do what you want. I suggest Dlink router because they have 24/7 support and are very helpful.