Tips to hide your Wireless Network from Neighbors
Probably all of us like our money worth giving when it comes to our Internet connection and extend its range that would follow us at every inch of our house by switching to a range extender or a wireless repeater. Once you are done with the process of Netgear Extender Setup successfully with other devices, it spreads the range of Internet connectivity from doorstep to the backyard. You just have to follow some valuable steps in order to fix the entire setup on your own:
- Position your extender and router in a neat and clean place.
- Connect them both with each other and plug them into an electric wall socket.
- Once you plugged in your devices to an electrical outlet, the LED lights on your devices start blinking. After they get stable, grab your smart device and pull up a web browser onto it.
- Now, go to the address bar and type mywifiex into it.
But what are you supposed to do in order to prevent your wireless network from neighbors? Well, you just need to follow some valuable points given below:
- Enable WPA2 Encryption on your Device
If you haven’t turned on the wireless security on your device then you have no option left to restart your entire system and change all wireless settings again. After that, go through login details once and enable WPA2 security on your wireless device. But if you have enabled the security and are using an outdated version of WEP encryption then WEP would be very easy to be hacked by anyone within one or two minutes. In that case, what you have to do is use the latest version of WPA2 security, after that set a strong password as you can for more than 15 characters filled with digits, numbers and lack of dictionary words. Also, don’t forget to update Netgear extender firmware to the latest version.
- Change the SSID and Cover your Wireless Network
You might have given a name to your wireless network named as SSID. Remember, you are supposed to change this, after getting it from your device manual from default to something strong. Well, altering the name will definitely help it users to avert leeches and hackers from finding definite vulnerabilities connected with your smart device that would be range extender or the router. It may also threat you to know that, in case hackers are aware of the brand name of your device, then there are chances that definitely they could find a way to use and exploit it. Also, remember that the brand name you carry also help them in determining the default credentials of your device that would be an open invitation for them to enter into your network freely and easily.
So, for that you just have to make the SSID from default to something random and try making it as long and strong as possible. It may also interest you to know that with the help of Netgear Genie page, you can also repair, control, and manage the entire security system of your device and wireless network as well. Just open a web browser and type in the IP address of your device into field of the address bar.
- “Admin via Wireless” Feature supposed to be Disabled
This would be the extra added security, to protect your wireless device against hackers, by just turning off “Allow Admin via Wireless” feature on your device. This will also take the control from a hacker who tries to direct, manage, and hack your device and network as well. On the other hand, turning such feature off will only allow and permit to only those device, which are physically connected with an USB cable. You can disable this feature for your Netgear extender by navigating to mywifiext.net setup page.
Doesn’t that sound great to you? Once you have gone through with the process and hid your network with unknown people, then outsiders will no longer get a free ride to access your bandwidth and you will have pretty much to stream HD video’s, downloading lots of stuff, playing games, watching movies, etc. without any buffering or signal breakage.
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