Accessing the internet from wireless mode is a cool way to operate your Internet on your computer at home is very convenient,but securing your router and wireless connection is also need to be protected and it will be cool if we do so.As Wi-Fi is a enabled device such as a personal computer, video game console, smartphone or digital audio player can connect to the Internet when within range of a wireless network connected to the Internet. The coverage of one or more (interconnected) access points — called hotspots —
Now if we Not protect our router and wireless system then it allow unknown people to gain access to your network.So i decided to give you a simple and easy basic tutorial on how to setup and secure your wireless network shown below:
But first of all check your internet connection is installed at your premises (Static/DHCP/ PPPoE)
1.You can do this by right-clicking on the network icon (system tray) and selecting ‘Open Network and Sharing Center’.
2.Then Click ‘Change adapter settings’, right-click on the connected adapter and choose ‘Properties’.
3.Now Double click ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)’ and note down all the entries mentioned there (such as IP, gateway, and subnet mask). Click on ‘Advanced’ and note down DNS settings.
NOTE: Some routers need to restart at each page. Make sure you do so before proceeding to the next stage.
4.Accessing router settings Once the router is connected, open your browser and enter the following IP in the address bar – ‘192.168.1.1’ to confi gure it
5.Enter the ‘Router username’ and ‘password’ when asked.
Changing the router’s administration password Click on ‘Administration’ and navigate to ‘Management’. Here enter a new password in the ‘Router password’ field and re-enter to confirm. Save your settings and again login into your router with the new password.
Configuring the Internet or WAN connection Navigate to ‘Setup | Basic setup’Now you will need to change your WAN connection type depending on the type of Internet connection you have (Static IP or Dynamic IP). If your connection uses an automatic IP address, you will need to change the connection type to ‘Automatic Confi guration – DHCP’, else you will need to switch to ‘Static IP’ and enter the settings that you jotted down earlier. ‘PPPoE’ users will just need to select the same from the drop down menu and enter the required username and password provided by the provider. Limiting computers from gaining access You can limit the number of computers that can access the router. You should be able to view a setting where you can specify the number of users.
Securing your network Switch to ‘Wireless | Basic Wireless Settings’. Leave the network mode at default settings and enter a name for the router’s wireless network (SSID); this is used to identify your network. Once done, secure your connection with a password. For this, click ‘Wireless Security’ and choose a security mode, preferably ‘WPA2 Personal’ as ‘WEP’ is weaker. Leave the encryption type to the chosen default and enter an 8 to 13 character password. Save your settings and login to the router once again. TIP: You can choose to disable the SSID from being viewed. This hides your wireless network so nobody can see it. You would need to manually add the SSID name while connecting if you do so.
Enabling the MAC filter Enabling ‘Wireless MAC Filter’ helps either prevent PCs from accessing the network or let's you permit specifi c PCs depending on their MAC addresses. To know a PC’s MAC address, right-click on the network icon in the task bar and select ‘Open Network and Sharing Center’. Click on ‘Change adapter settings’, right-click on the wireless adapter and select ‘Status’, and choose ‘Details’. The ‘Physical Address’ that you see is the MAC address.
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I hope this post will be helpful to you in securing your wifi connection from other