Securing access to your wireless access point

Without the use of encryption, there are three simple methods for securing access to your wireless access point:

  • Default username and password: When a WAP is rolled out, it has the default setting of the username and password, both being set to admin in lowercase. One of the first steps is to change both of these and then set up an encryption method.
  • Disable the SSID: The SSID is the network name for the wireless network and the default SSID is default, therefore the first stage is to change the SSID. With the SSID changes, the WAP will still broadcast the name and devices such as laptops, tablets, or smartphones, will be able to view the SSID. The best way to stop someone from seeing the SSID ...

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