We use the router to set up a wireless network in our home. But sometimes, we keep the network open, and anyone who is within the range of our Wi-Fi network could use it. Such a network is insecure and risk-prone. So what should we do to secure our router network? Here are a few techniques to secure a router network.
Securing a router network using password:
You should set a strong password to secure your router network. Though the routers have a default password, you must change it with a strong personal password during the setup. The steps may vary based on your router manufacturer. The steps to set a password to your router network are as follows.
Update the Admin password of the router:
Each router comes with a default admin username and password. But mostly, the routers from the same manufacturer share the same admin password. So anyone who knows the admin password for the router model that you own could easily access your router. Hence, it is advised to change the admin password of your router. Proceed with the following steps.
Updating the router firmware:
To secure your router network, update your router’s firmware. For some routers, the firmware update file can be downloaded from the support page of the router manager. You can now log in to the router’s web interface. Under the Advanced tab, select the Router Update or Firmware Update option.
Disable the WPS:
The WPS option enables any device to be paired with the router just by pressing the WPS button. Hence, to keep the router network secure, it is advised to disable the WPS option in the router. The steps to disable router may vary according to the router manufacturer.
Enable the built-in firewall:
Most of the modern routers come along with built-in firewall security. To make your router network secure, enable the built-in firewall. In the routers web interface, if the configuration page contains the Security or Firewall option, then it means your router has built-in firewall security. Select the Enable option and click the Save button.