With the increasing demand for technology, our homes are now filled with many tech gadgets and devices. These devices are connected to the Internet so that we can access them with our phones or computers.
But many people are not aware of security risks with such tech devices in our homes. WiFi routers are the main network device where all your devices are connected, and if your router gets compromised, all your other devices get compromised too.
In cases, you have to protect your Router to protect your all devices in your home. In this article, we will guide you to protect your home or office router and your WiFi network.
These routers have been designed to protect your home network. A wireless router is a wireless security network that will allow you to connect to any Wi-Fi hotspots within range. While a wireless router is pretty effective in protecting your wireless network, it doesn’t do everything you may need to protect your private information. For this, you’ll need something like WAP.
Wireless Access Providers (WAPs) are just like other security systems; they provide security by allowing you to browse the Internet while providing your wireless network with an open channel for the connection.
How To Protect Your Wi-Fi Home network
We have compiled some methods that will help you to protect your WiFi network from attackers and hackers.
Method 1: Change default username and password
The first method to make your WiFi network secure is to change your router’s default username and password.
Most of the routers have the same username and password. It will make your router more vulnerable because anyone who is connected to your network can access your router.
Changing the username and password makes it difficult for hackers to break into your home or office network. You can change your Router default username and password from admin settings. All you have to do is, log in to your router with 192.168.1.1 IP and then change settings.
2. Turn on Wireless Network Encryption
All major routers have this security option called network encryption. This will encrypt all incoming and outgoing traffic routes through your router. WPA2 is one of the most secure type of encryption for home and office networks.
Go to wireless settings in your router to change these security settings.
Method 3: Use a VPN (Virtual Private Network)
VPN is another way to protect your network and your router. VPN will allow you to connect to unprotected sites and network with an extra layer of security. A VPN encrypts your data and protects your privacy. You can also change your IP address using VPN.
4. Hide your network from view
Another way of securing a network is to hide it. You can hide your network from public access. It will hide your SSID from the search list so that no one can find our network and WiFI name.
The feature is available in wireless settings in your router.