How To Make Your WiFi Network Unbreakable

There’s no doubt that a WiFi network can have huge advantages for educational facilities and business enterprises alike. However, with an increasing number of cyber attacks on networks across all sectors and industries, making your WiFi network secure is a priority.

Here are some simple tips on how to make your wireless network unbreakable.

Use WPA2 encryption

Even without sophisticated hacking techniques, older security options like WEP can be very easily accessed. Be sure to select WPA2 from your wireless system configuration screen; it’s the latest security algorithm and is much more secure than old-style WEP.

Choose a robust password

Even the best encryption schemes can be compromised by hackers using automated bots that try billions of possible passwords.

The computing power required to break a password that is longer than 10 characters cannot generally be realised, so choosing a long, complex password is essential. A random mixture of numbers, letters, and characters should make it virtually uncrackable.

Avoid using standard SSIDs

Many wireless routers have a default wireless network name (SSID). This is used as part of the password by the WPA2 encryption. You should change this password to prevent hackers from using look-up lists for common SSIDs, which speeds up the hacking process. A custom SSID dramatically reduces the chances of your WiFi network being hacked.

Alter the range of the transmitter

Most modern access points have multiple antennas and transmission power, allowing the signal to reach far beyond the perimeter of the building they provide WiFi access to. Adjust the range of the signal by changing the transmission power to limit the signal’s range. This will make it much harder for hackers to pick up the wireless signal and work on hacking into the network.

These tips will provide you with a good starting point when it comes to making your enterprise or educational facility WiFi secure. It’s also important to bear in mind that consumer security products are generally much less effective than enterprise solutions.

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