Wi-Fi security has been an issue of high priority lately; it’s important to know that your network is safe and clear of any unwanted users who might be accessing your internet for things other than finding Mac and Cheese recipes on Pinterest. With a huge influx of apps and websites that show you who may be accessing your home Wi-Fi, one of the great things about D-Link routers is that it’s already doing it for you. So if your Wi-Fi has seemed slow or you’ve noticed your neighbor using their laptop suspiciously close to your house lately here are a few tips on making sure your network is secure.
- First and foremost is to simply make sure you’ve got a solid password. Obviously using a pre-configured password is the most secure but definitely not the easiest to remember. However you shouldn’t change your password to anything too simple like your name or your phone number. Make sure your password is strong and not something too easy to guess and if it’s hard to remember (even for you), write it down and tuck it away somewhere safe.
- One great quality about D-Link routers, such as the Wireless AC1000 Dual Band Cloud Router DIR-820L, is how easy it is to set up a guest network. Within the router’s configuration page you can easily set up two completely separate networks making it so guests can have their own password and your network won’t be heavily affected by the extra connected devices. So when you have friends and family visiting you can easily guarantee that no matter who is on your guest network, your personal or family network is safe and secure.
- Last and certainly not least is making sure you know what devices are using your Wi-Fi and you wouldn’t believe how easy it is to look and see just who is logged on to your network. With the exclusive mydlink app you can check to make sure you don’t have any unwanted users accessing your Wi-Fi, no matter where you are. By logging onto your account, it not only shows you a list of any and all devices connected to your network, but you can also block any unwanted or unknown devices with just the touch of a finger. The mydlink app will also send you alerts of any network login attempts letting you verify whether it’s a familiar device or not as yet another way to make sure your system is safe.
Make sure to take advantage of these few quick and easy tips so you can guarantee that your home network is safe and sound.