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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.
Keep Hardware Updated

Keep Hardware Updated

Most software and hardware developers release updates to their products to patch security holes, fix bugs or issues, and possibly add new features. So you should make sure you keep all your networking gear and computers updated. The brain of your router is called firmware, which is a file you can download from the vendor’s website and upload to the router. The intelligence behind a network adapter is called a driver — a file you download and install on Windows. Last but not least, you need to keep Windows updated.

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