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Security in Seconds: 8 Easy Ways to Instantly Improve Your Home Wi-Fi Network Security

Dec 3, 2020

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Wi-Fi Security In Seconds

Are you nervous that your home network is secure?


Everyday you read about another security breach. With so many of us working remote and doing our seasonal shopping online this year, these simple and quick recommendations will help with you better secure your home Wi-Fi network:
  1. Change the default website login credentials on your router. (Passwords should be at least 12 characters long.)
  2. Make sure the Wi-Fi network has a password that is at least 12 characters long.
  3. Use WPA3 if your router supports it. Otherwise use WPA2 instead of WEP or WPA.
  4. Update the router software if your router is not supplied by your internet service provider.
  5. Disable remote login.
  6. Make sure Universal Plug-n-Play (UPnP) and Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) are disabled.
  7. Only use the 5GHz network if possible, and do not use a 2.4GHz network.
  8. Hide your Wi-Fi network’s name (SSID).
* The term router is used to represent both the network modem and/or the wireless router.
Yavuz Dereli

Yavuz Dereli

Yavuz is a Network Engineer who helps to manage and secure Pulsar Security’s internal assets.