The security of your Wi-Fi connection depends, to a large extent, how careful you are when establishing the base configuration and making efficient and sensible use of it.
It is very easy to understand. Think, for example, of the problems you could have if you use a Wi-Fi connection with a network name that easily identifies you and use your date of birth as a password because “you will never forget it.” Practically It would be like leaving the house and leaving the door open for you.
Maintaining a protected Wi-Fi connection is not complicated, but for those users with less knowledge who are not clear where to start It can be a bit tricky. Therefore, we have decided to do this article, where we will see three very easy to apply tips that will help us improve the security of our Wi-Fi connection.
1.-Deactivate the SSID or change the name of your Wi-Fi
It is the name with which our Wi-Fi network is identified when it is made a public search for available networks. If we use the default name, we may be giving clues to the router we use and the possible access password, and the same happens if we change the name to one that is too personal.
Hiding the name of the Wi-Fi network means that it is not shown among the available networks, which means that for someone to access it you should not only know the password, but also the name that we have put (you must enter it manually).
If you don’t want to hide the name of your network change, at least, the name to a generic one that does not allow identifying the router you are using or who you are. It is a very simple adjustment that we can carry out through the router’s management menu (enter http://192.168.0.1/ in your browser).
2.-Use a secure and complicated password
Quite a classic, but without a doubt the central pillar when it comes to improving the security of our Internet connection. The password is so important for the security of our Wi-Fi connection as the door lock for the protection of our homeAnd it is that if this fails, everything else fails.
If we use a generic password we will be making it very easy for intruders, and if we also resort to a personal password and a network name that identifies us, we will have a very clear, and very serious problem.
Changing the password is very easy, since we can do it in a few seconds through the router’s management interface. I recommend that you use a password of at least three words make no sense, including at least one capital letter, a couple of numbers, and a couple of special symbols. For example: «scenario 1 Lost horse- RoJo2 +».
3.-Do not give your password to anyone: use guest networks
Giving the Wi-Fi password to our visits is a gesture of hospitality It has become a classic, but it can end up being somewhat problematic, especially in those cases in which we do not have too much confidence with these visits.
To avoid the problems associated with this type of situation, which in many cases can end up forcing us to change the password of our Wi-Fi with certain frequency, it is recommended to resort to guest networks, which we can limit and manage in a very simple way.
The AVM FRITZ! Box routers, equipped with the FRITZ! OS operating system, offer a very complete interface that allows us create guest networks and limit their use to specific moments. This will avoid us having to give the password of our main Wi-Fi.