Posts Tagged ‘wpa2’

Secure your Wireless Router

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

When I started to read this article, my first thought was, “This is way too basic, most people already know this stuff.” But then I thought again and remembered all of the unsecured wireless routers I’ve run across in the past.

There is no such thing as perfect security. Given enough knowledge, resources, and time any system can be compromised. The best you can do is to make it as difficult for an attacker as possible. That said there are steps you can take to harden your network against the vast majority of attacks. The default configurations for what I call consumer-grade routers offer fairly basic security. To be honest, it doesn’t take much to compromise them. When I install a new router (or reset an existing), I rarely use the ‘setup wizards’. I go through and configure everything exactly how I want it. Unless there is a good reason, I usually don’t leave it as default.


Types of Wi-Fi Encryption You Can Use

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

This is a nice, concise, side-by-side comparison of the most popular wi-fi encryption standards …

There are many types of Wi-Fi encryption you can use on modern Internet routers. So which one should you use? Many people don’t even use encryption, and those that do just pick an encryption type at random without knowing what they do. Most encryption types are better than nothing at all, but some are more suitable than others.