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Securing a Wireless Network -- Part III

Here are Part I and Part II.

Here is an overview of the steps you'll go through in this section:

  • Change the router's default password.
  • Stop advertising your wireless network.
  • Enable wireless encryption.
  • Disable ad-hoc networking.
  • Prevent unintentional roaming.

Change the Router's Default Password
As previously mentioned, routers from the same manufacturers all come with the same password. Although it may be easy to keep it the way it is out of the box, it is well worth the 30 seconds it takes to change it.

Here are the configuration steps that you need to do:

  1. Access the wireless router using your Internet browser.
  2. Click the Setup tab.
  3. Click the change password option.
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