This is an important question to ask yourself if you don’t want anyone else to have the ability to share your Internet connection or have access to your banking or online account information that are on any of the devices in your home network.
Wireless Networking (Wi-Fi) has made it so easy to use computers, tablets, mobile phones, video game consoles and other wireless devices anywhere in the house without the clutter of cables.
Why it’s important to secure your network:
• Protect your banking and personal information.
• Don’t let people use your bandwidth! If your Internet has been sluggish, this may be the problem.
• There are bad people out there. Do not allow them to jump on your account, where their activity can be traced to you.
If you're gone throughout the day at work or will be leaving on vacation for a week, shut your router off. You remove all possibility of someone being able to access your network when it’s not on. Plus you can save on electricity.
It’s important to create unique passwords and change them often. Passwords should preferably be 8-10+ characters long, consisting of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters (if supported). The longer and more unique the password, the more difficult it will be to hack.
Wireless Security setup instructions can be found on your wireless router manufacturers support page.
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