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How do I secure my wireless router?

Asked by SarahL (5points) December 8th, 2006
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hoist2k's avatar
Tough to answer this quickly. I recommend listening to, or reading the transcript of, the Security Now podcast on this topic. Very instructive!
nxmehta's avatar
If you want a quick high level answer, just go into your router settings (as specified in your router manual) and make sure you enable WPA authentication. Then pick a good password (random assortment of 14-20 characters, symbols, and numbers). I would also change the admin login password for the router to a separate, equally complex password. The most important thing here is to choose WPA or WPA2; most routers default to WEP. DO NOT EVER USE WEP. I personally have cracked WEP routers in less than 3 minutes; the encryption is a total joke. There are other, more complex things that you can do to secure your router and home network but for the average person this is the basic solution.
Supergirl's avatar
Add an encryption code, such as WEP

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