How to Improve Wireless Network Security?

How to Improve Wireless Network Security?

Enterprise Networking Mag | Friday, July 23, 2021

With the increasing attacks on wireless networks, companies must apply wireless security to prevent unauthorized access to networks. 

FREMONT, CA: Even though wireless network security is typically considered an issue for technical professionals, everybody who utilizes a wireless network must be familiar with basic security measures to avoid becoming a hacker's target while using Wi-Fi. Wireless security is important since anyone can monitor Internet activity if they are utilizing an insecure wireless network.

The deficiency of security on wireless networks provides the ideal atmosphere for cybercriminals. They realize that hacking into the wireless network on which consumers rely for internet access is the most effective way to access a collection of devices in a limited region. Wireless security solutions are in high demand as a result.

With more individuals working from home and students studying from home, more people are using the same wireless router at the same time and for more extended periods than in the past.

Tips to Secure the Wireless

With the development of work-from-home and study-from-home guidelines, home internet usage has surged this year. People should be aware that cybercriminals who formerly attacked business or enterprise networks are increasingly focusing their efforts on home Wi-Fi networks, which most people use to work and study these days.

Use Encryption on the Wireless Network

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), and Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) are among the encryption protocols available on almost every wireless router. Wireless encryption is disabled by default. By turning it on and using the most robust protocol, WPA3 can improve the security of the Wi-Fi network.

Limit Access to the Network

Many people aren't aware that they can prevent specific devices from connecting to the wireless network. Enable particular devices to connect to the wireless network to accomplish this. A unique identification number, referred to as Media Access Control (MAC) address, is allocated to any physical device that can communicate with the network in smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, and printers. The number is made up of six two-digit hexadecimal digits separated by colons.

Utilize VPNs to Access the Network

A virtual private network (VPN) establishes a secure link between two networks, usually one that is vulnerable and the other that is secured. Businesses commonly use VPNs when employees access a company's network over the internet while working from home or traveling.

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