Wireless networks are becoming more and more popular with home PC users in order to get the benefit of roaming within the safe confines of the house. In order to optimize your new wireless network, AnswerSmart™ recommends centering the wireless access point in a general area and elevating the access point above common obstructions such as metal file cabinets or other furniture. Metal objects, leaded glass and other physical obstructions can easily block wireless networking signals between your sending and receiving antennas. As a result, you may not get the range you expect from wireless devices.
Because wireless information travels across the air over radio signals, wireless
AnswerSmart™ recommends protecting your data by enabling the encryption features of your wireless devices. Most wireless devices today support WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) security, which employs strong encryption to scramble the data as it’s sent through the air. This way, even if a malicious user intercepts your signals, he/she cannot decode your data without the exact same encryption key.
information is particularly vulnerable to hackers. In order to secure your network, you need to name your network something other than the default name it comes to you with. You also need to pass word protect the network and enable the security it has built in.
If you have any questions regarding safe wireless networking just
give us a call at 877-883-TECH (8324) or fill out our Free Computer Repair Evaluation Form to schedule an AnswerSmart™ computer repair technician to come directly to your home and/or
office and set your Wi-Fi hardware to be as efficient and as safe as is possible. We do the job right there and then and teach you how to manipulate these settings so you can experiment on your own in the future.
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