Chapter 3

Your Home Network


This chapter talks about how to properly secure your home network and your home Wi-Fi network and how to safely let guests connect to your home network without risking your home computer.


network; router; Wi-Fi; friends; guests; worm prevention; virus prevention

Information in This Chapter

• Securing your router

• Securing your Wi-Fi network

• Wi-Fi encryption options

• Hiding your wireless network

• MAC address filtering

• Letting others onto your Wi-Fi network

• Other devices on the network

In this chapter, we will be discussing proper ways to secure your home network so that people aren’t able to get onto your wireless network without your express permission.

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