Unprotected Wi-Fi is probably the easiest mode for people to access your private network, engulf your internet, and cause you severe headaches with more spiteful behavior. Leaving your Wi-Fi network unlocked creates redundant vulnerability where non-malicious users can wipe off lots of our bandwidth unconsciously and malicious users can plagiarize using our IP as a cover up, explore your network and potentially gain access to your personal data, or even worse explains the experts from ACIT Institute. If you have never accessed your router’s control panel or have no idea about how to do it, now is the time to read ahead and give yourself a quick revision.
Update Your Router and Upgrade to Third Party Firmware preferably
At least you will have to visit the website of your Router’s manufacturer to ensure that there are no new updates. Router software is likely to be quite unwavering and releases are usually rare in between. If your manufacturer has issued an update (or quite a few) since you purchased your router it’s certainly time to upgrade.
Change Your Router’s Password
Each router ships with a default login/password arrangement. The literal combination differs from model to model but it’s simple enough to search for default that keeping it unchanged is just calling a big trouble. Open Wi-Fi pooled with the default password is basically leaving your complete network wide open for public.
Changing/Hiding Your SSID
You buy a router with a default SSID; typically something simple like “Wireless” or the trademark name like “Netgear”. There’s nothing erroneous with leaving it set as default. If you live in a quite populated area, still, it would seem right to change it to something unusual so as to distinguish it. Don’t set it to anything that classifies you.