How to Secure a Wireless Router is one of the questions new users tend to ask themselves. When you buy a wireless router, chances are, actually the rule of thumb is, that it is not secure. Meaning to say, that if you do install it into your system, without going through any of the security details, anyone can ride on to your internet server and this can slow down your own browsing capabilities.
When you get a wireless router, install the system by following the simple instructions. There is usually a written manual that can instruct you through the process, but most of the time, the routers’ disc, when run, will also have its own simpler version of installation.
While installing, there will be a part that will ask you if you want to secure your system. First, the system will ask you to enter a new password for the router. If you wish for an unsecure network, then you can just click NEXT and this will mean there will be no password needed to use the internet. This means, any intruder can gain access. However, this is usually the option taken by those who wish to have a wifi system in their cafes or other business establishments. Once you have typed in a password, make sure to take note of it somewhere safe.
There are some routers which will ask you to choose a level of security: unsecure (no security), medium security (secure) and full security (most secure). When you choose an unsecure option, obviously this will be accessible to everyone. The medium security and the full security would mean passwords. Click to the level of your choice. All details will be saved onto your desktop as well. But if you don’t want anyone to get the codes, then delete that information from the desktop.
Once the configuration is done, the computer will ask you to take note of the wireless network name, the wireless network password, the security key, and the security type. It will also give you a wireless router IP address. Now, usually, once a computer has entered the secure system, the second time around they would not be asked for the password again, unless the password is changed.
Take note though: there are some computer systems that react differently to different routers. There are some laptops for example that can automatically log into a router system without difficulty, but there are some that can’t. This has nothing to do with the security of the router or the wireless; this is just a quirk of the particular computer being used.
The trick to securing the wireless router is to simply follow the very simple instructions. That is all that it takes. The software does everything else. This means that no matter what router brand you are using, they can be easily installed and secured without much effort, if you follow the instructions.