Network Security Tips
Network Security Tip #1
Secure Your Wireless Network Because wireless networking works by sending information over radio waves, it can be more vulnerable to intruders. Like signals from your cellular or cordless phones, signals from your wireless network can also be intercepted. Since you can't physically prevent someone from connecting to your wireless network, you need to take additional steps to keep your network secure. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to make your wireless network more secure: Make your own unique SSID (Service Set Identifier)
One of the first things you should do to secure your wireless network is to change the default SSID on your wireless router (Type-II ADSL Modem). Choose a unique and difficult-to-guess SSID. Disable the SSID Broadcast. With the SSID Broadcast enabled, someone could obtain your SSID with simple Site Survey software and possibly gain access to your Wireless network. Change the default administrator password and username for your router (Type-II ADSL Modem)
The default login and passwords for your router (Type-II ADSL Modem)’s web tools are simple and well-known, making them easy for hackers to figure out. Important information such as your network address, account and security settings should only be accessed by you. These settings should be changed when you install the router (Type-II ADSL Modem). Set up security for your wireless network ADSL router (Type-II ADSL Modem) has feature to enable wireless security. There are many protocols option available. Select one of them and your protection key. The same wireless security protocol and protection key is to be setup in your laptop too.