Networks

FAQ: Securing Your Wireless Network

Ever since I have been writing posts about securing home wireless routers, I have been asked many questions about such security. Many of the questions were the same, such as what happens if you forget your router’s password, while others have been about how best to secure a wireless router. Since I have received quite a few questions over the years, I decided to gather the questions in a post and then add my answers to those questions.

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Why Your Wireless Network May Not Be As Secure As You Think

I have written several posts on securing a wireless router. I have even written posts that provide step-by-step detail on how to secure specific models of wireless routers. While you should enable WPA2 and use a strong passphrase, that may not be enough to keep your wireless network protected by unauthorized users. In many routers manufactured today, there is a known issue related to a technology that has been pushed by the wireless industry to make setting up and securing a wireless network easier.

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Need to Hide Your IP Address? VPNs Can Help

In this age of the Internet, many people are trying to find ways to keep themselves protected online, by hiding their IP address, for various reasons. Some may just want the privacy aspect of being anonymous, while others may want to access specific services without being monitored. Privacy has always been at the forefront of technology, and with the Internet, privacy has become a big issue.

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The Possibilities of VPN

The initials VPN stand for Virtual Private Networks. VPN’s are a safe means of communication through the internet and are able to link internet sites from all over the world. It can work on any data service standard. A VPN provider, a private user or company can manage a VPN and the main users of this technology are huge corporations and institutions.

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Why Network Cabling Your Home Can Beat Wireless

It seems that with every time a new technology comes along, everyone needs to have it and traditional methods get sunned no matter how useful they still are. Although wireless networks are handy for a number of reasons, such as connecting phones and easy access anywhere, there are many advantages of network cabling, hence why schools and businesses still rely on it. Not only is it good in these sectors but it can be of use for your home networks and connections too!

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How Small Businesses Should Secure Their Networks

Computing systems are an integral part of any volume of business. Most of the day to day activities are dependent on computers. Hence, these systems should be protected from both offline and online attacks. Your business requires a comprehensive policy on security. You should know what kind of technologies should be deployed to boost productivity. You should not compromise on security while being lured by productivity. Let us find more about how small businesses can protect their systems and networks from various threats.

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