Several up to date families in the today’s era of modern technologies set up their private home network to get the best Internet connectivity in order to get their work done without any signal breakage or buffering. But there is quit a risk of the security issue that can result in a big disaster, even the process of your Netgear WiFi Range Extender Setup would be at a big risk if you configure the entire process in a communal or a public WiFi.
Well, there are numerous steps that you should apply and implement to improve the security of your existing WiFi network.
- Change the Default Login Credentials
Mostly, the WiFi home networks are known as a wireless access point or a broadband router. Such devices consist of an entrenched web server and web pages that permit homeowners to go through their network as well as the account information. On the other hand, the web tools are confined and sheltered with a login screen mywifiext that prompt for an SSID and password so that only certified people can make administrative changes to their network that is completely secure. It may also interest you to know that the default details provided to you by the manufacturer are very easy and well known to hackers. Such details can be effortlessly tracked by anyone. In that case, we would like to suggest our valuable users change those default credentials to something strong and secure.
- Enable Wireless Network Encryption
In today’s world of modern and updated technology, the encryption technologies exist for WiFi that includes WPA and WPA2, whereas all WiFi equipment support some form of encryption. Well, this type of technology scrambles messages sent over a wireless network so that it will become impossible for any human being to read and detect.
In such cases, anyone would like to choose the best form of encryption that will be compatible with your entire network. These WiFi technologies work in such a way that it allows all networking devices working on the same network share the feature via matching encryption settings.
- Change the Default Network Name (SSID)
The smart devices and access points make the use of a network name known as the Service Set Identifier. Usually, every manufacturer ships their products like a router or the range extender with a default username and password along with the IP address of the device. The default login credentials allow neighboring devices and intruders to easily crack your security details and also crack your network. In that case, you are supposed to change the default details to something stronger that would be impossible for intruders to hack your network.
- Turn on MAC Address Filtering
Each and every WiFi device carries a unique identifier known as the Media Access Control. Routers, access points, etc. keep the record of MAC address of those devices which are physically and properly connected to them. A number of products offer the device owner an option to key in the MAC address of their entire home equipment, which denies the permission of third-party or unknown devices and allow only those which are connected to that particular network. But remember, this feature is not as powerful and strong as it seems. The hacker’s software can easily track the MAC address filtering of your device.
- Install Firewall and Security Software
Modern routers and range extender have inbuilt network firewall securities, but there are also options of “disable” available on them. You just have to be certain that not even by mistakenly you don’t turn off that security. In order to give extra protection to your devices, consider installing additional security to your network and devices that will kick out intruders every time they try to access and enter in your network.
- Switch to a Range Extender
People often desire a high speed of Internet that follow at every inch of their house. But they get confused about how to get this. In that case, we would like to suggest our valuable user switch to a range extender and give a new birth to those areas of your house mentioned as dead zones. What you have to do:
- During the process of configuration, bring your extender and the existing router in the same room.
- Connect both the devices with each other and plug them into an electrical wall socket.
- Go to the home page of Netgear Genie Setup by the means of mywifiext. This page is specially designed for its valuable users to complete the steps of configuration in faster and easiest way.
- With the help of a range extender, you can enjoy the unbeatable speed of Internet everywhere in the house, no matter backyard, balcony, or garage.
For any assistance, help, or query, simply dial our toll-free number 1-844-689-9966 and lay everything, what so ever is in your mind onto the finest technicians of Netgear experts in the world.