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Tips to Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Network

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Going wireless at home allows us freedom, but it also opens up more possibilities of allowing uninvited users like our neighbors or hackers. Eric Geier, author of Wi-Fi Hotspots: Setting Up Public Wireless Internet Access, points out important steps beyond encryption to secure your home Wi-Fi network.
Don’t Connect to Other Networks

Don’t Connect to Other Networks

On desktop computers that stay in the home, make sure you don’t connect to any other wireless networks. This is because you’ll probably have folders shared on the computer, and if you connect to another network, people from there might be able to access your files. Additionally, connecting to a network in XP automatically adds the network to your network profile list — more on this in the next tip.

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