SecurityDue to the nature of wireless communication in general, an unsecured network
would allow anyone with a wireless
device within wireless range, to connect to your network. This is where
wireless network security comes in. All wireless networking equipment now
offers several security protocols. The most common referred to as WEP
(Wired Equivalent Privacy), WPA (WiFi Protected Access), WPA2
(WiFi Protected Access II). These security settings are set inside your
wireless router at the time of your wireless router installation.
Wireless security uses different levels of "encryption"
depending the type of wireless equipment you are using. To put is
simply, the encryption is like a 2-part wireless key. The router has one
have of the key, your wireless device, a laptop for example, would contain
the other half of the key. Without both parts of the key matching, there is
no connection. The encryption key is typically a 10 digit key and uses
either 64bit or 128 bit encryption levels.
important action you can take to ensure wireless security is to
use a good quality wireless router.
The router is
where all the wireless network security is managed, so don't
spare the expense of a good router".
can encode all wireless transmissions with industrial-strength WPA/WPA2 and
other high levels of
encryption. It can serve as your network's DHCP Server, a powerful SPI
firewall, and allow you to share a high-speed
Internet connection, files, printers, and more.
To setup a new wireless network, you
will need to setup a wireless network, is a
wireless router. A wireless router is the central hub or "gateway" of your
network connection. It bridges the gap between your hardwired internet cable
and the wireless capabilities of your equipment. Select a high quality
router such as the suggestions below.