How to protect wifi password from hacking step by step
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Dear readers, I am Meer Irshad Khan today I am going to show you how to protect wifi password from hacking step by step that your neighbors can’t miss use of it.
One of my friends called me who lives in Bangalore and said he is in trouble because his neighbor hacks his wifi password and downloaded 32 Gigabyte (GB) of movies by using his internet connection and he received a bill sum of rupees 8000 and he asks me to help him.
He wants to know how to protect wifi password from hacking that our neighbors do not hack again, to be honest, you can’t get 100% security but I will show you some simple precautions must take to protect your wifi password or network from hacking.
That’s why I have decided to write an article about how to protect wifi password from hacking?
check out the steps how to protect wifi password
First of all, you need to open your internet browser and type the IP address of your wifi router as shown in below image.
Here a question arises how to find an IP address of a wifi router see whenever you purchase a wifi router a manual comes in the router or else on the box in which the router came there should be an IP address mention that will ask you to connect to a wifi router.
Unless or until you through the wifi router box don’t worry just by a simple Google search you can find a router IP address
You need to open your internet browser and type the model number and company name or manufacturer name you will get IP address easily
After typing IP address on router configuration page just go to the login page of my wifi router and type the default password
Default password should be mention in you wifi router’s manual or you can find your default password from Google search.
Usually, the default password is a password or admin or 12345.
Once you log in you will b e able to access all the setting the entire configuration related to your wifi router and network.
First thing you must do is to change the default password of the wifi configuration page it depends on the type of your wifi router you are using
Now you are able to change the old password current password and change the default password
You don’t want somebody to access your wifi router to able to change the wifi router settings.
Next thing you have to do is you have an option enable security option on your wifi network you will get 2 or three options are WEP security, WPA security or WPA2 security
I will suggest you WPA2 security don’t go with WEP because it can be hacked by basic hacker just in two or three hours and even a WPA security also hack in just eight to ten hours.
So that’s why I recommend you go with WPA2 Security it can be also hacked but I take a lot of time and luck of criminal to hack this WPA2 security.
In key option or password, option types a password at least a thirteen or fourteen characters long not more.
The longer password is tougher to a criminal to hack wifi password
I am sure now you are able to how to protect wifi password from hacker you will be perfect in next steps
In step 5 you have to do is change the SSID of the network name on your network page
When your neighbor is searching wifi network name he will be confused which is your network if you change
Next thing you have to disable the broadcast SSID network name or broadcast network name option
If somebody or your neighbor wants to search your wifi network it will not show on the computer
You have to enable MAC address filtering
MAC address concept is very interesting because if you have a laptop mobile and a PC in the home and using the internet to connect to the wifi router.
Only those three devices are allowed on a network and you can easily find out your MAC address
If some else connoted to your wifi network you can find them easily now you are perfect how to protect wifi password from hackers.