Join Julio Appling for an in-depth discussion in this video Securing your Wi-Fi, part of Learning Wireless Networking.
- When a Wi-Fi enabled device displays a list…of possible networks, you'll see the wi-fi symbol…indicating signal strength as well as a lock icon…which tells you whether or not the network is secured.…By default, most routers are secured with a password…that can be found on the underside of the router,…though some may broadcast an open signal by default.…Securing your network with a password is a simple,…but important, layer of wi-fi security…to protect your wireless network from intruders.…Not only can unauthorized connections cause a lag…on your wireless performance, but if you decide…to share files publicly on your network,…others will be able to access those files.…
Current encryption standards allow your network password…to be anywhere between eight and 64 characters,…using any combination of numbers, symbols, and…upper and lower-case letters.…The longer and more complex your password,…the stronger your security.…Remember, your password is the key to your network…and if it's too simple someone might figure it out.…
- Review the role of the ISP, modem, and router.
- Describe how to test network speeds.
- Cite sources of device interference.
- Name ways to secure your Wi-Fi.
- Explain how to adjust Wi-Fi throughput for quality of service.
- Identify antenna modifications that will focus your broadcase.