Turning my Home Network into a Secure Network

This article is not an Unified Communications topic, But I think that it is important to be more safe at home.
Exist a lot of topics on Internet about a safe network. I think a lot of them are usefull, but others are simply post without sense.

I can give you some recommendations to be more safe at your home network, even more if you use it for your daily work.

Modify your Router Settings.

If you can, change your standard router for a new one more secure. Although I imagine, that this action is very difficult. Instead, you can modify your router settings to be more safe.

How can I change my settings?

You need to enter into the configuration page (generally the IP Address of your gateway 192.168.1.1) or to your operator control panel.

Use WPS is very usefull to connect to your network, more easy and simple, but a lot of hackers use it to hack your network and connect into it.

A good recommendation is to shut down WPS on your Router.

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Next step to be more safe on your network, is to use a custom WPA (or WPA2) password. This password should be at least 6 chatacters including Numbers, Letters and if it is possible Special Characters (understanding % $ # @ as special characters).

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Next step is to use double authentication factor. How? You can to activate MAC Filtering for example. Yes, I know, it is veeeery boring because it means to type one by one all your MAC devices. Yes it is true, but is more safe.

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If you need, you can also follow more safety steps, this steps would be:

  • Hide your SSID: If you hide your SSID, only can to connect with it, if you know the SSID (but it will be more inproductive with a kind of devices)
  • Port Filtering (Open only safe ports).

When you finish, save your new configuration and restart your router. Before, you can work quietly because now your network will be more secure.
I hope this information will be usefull for you
Thank you
Kind regards