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How To Secure Your Home Wireless Network

Wireless Router Owners Beware!With everyone cutting the cord and going wireless, keeping your home network secure is important now more than ever. Strangers can be using your wireless Internet connection without you realizing it! Their activities not only slow down your connection but you may also be paying extra overage charges from all the movies, music and other data they are accessing.Outsiders using your router might gain access to your computer and all your web browsing activities including banking and online shopping transactions – possibly opening yourself up to identity theft.To make matters even worse, you can be held legally liable for the possibly illegal acts your freeloading neighbors commit while using your wireless connection.With more and more home devices such as televisions, media players, thermostats, smoke detectors, security cameras, lamps, refrigerators and washing machines getting connected to “connected homes” in the new world of “The Internet of Things”, locking down your wireless network is even more critical than ever.Have you made your mobile phone into a mobile hotspot? Does your motor vehicle have a built-in mobile hotspot? Do you carry around a mobile hotspot? If so then you need this book as well!Topics include:How to choose the best available security options to toughen your wireless network and make it nearly impossible for someone to steal your Internet access.How to identify your equipment.How to access the configuration settings of your router.The best places to physically locate your wireless router for a fast and clear connection.How to identify potential sources of interference and how to avoid or reduce the interference from them.A step by step plan to cautiously use free public wireless hotspots.Also included is a large appendix of general networking terms and information.Updated for 2016.

File Size: 771 KB

Print Length: 60 pages

Publication Date: January 10, 2014

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


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Having worked with computers since 1979 and wireless networks since 2001, I highly recommend this book.This book gives solid, easy to implement, step by step instructions to secure your home WiFi network against "bad guys."Recommended reading for EVERYONE who has responsibility for setting up and/or using a router at home, even if you had it installed by a 'professional.'Just like the basic security of locking your doors and windows, use of a wireless router requires the same basic attention to a few details.Regardless of what you may hear from others regarding the necessity of router security, this e-book offers a minimum baseline of security along with explanations and analogies which are simple to understand as well as to grasp their importance.Valuable information and definitions are available in the appendices; so much so that I am tempted to say start there, except that we are all short on time, so step through the chapters in order, then relax knowing that your network is as secure as you could make it.Then if you want easy to understand definitions of terms such as TCP/IP, WAN, LAN, and many others read the appendices. Your time should leave you feeling accomplished after locking down your network and understanding a few new (perhaps) acronyms! Enjoy.

This was a quick read, but I was hoping for something to help me secure my wireless home network. I'd already figured out all the steps listed in the book through trial and error prior to buying the book and was disappointed that there were no additional measures included since I really wanted to beef up my security more.

This short book helped me to better understand the capabilities of my router and make my home network much more secure. Well worth the small price paid.

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