10 Wireless Home Networking Tricks

Resolve connectivity problem

To be honest, 96% of the time internet issues can be easily solved by turning on and off the router and modem. Wait till modem light get synced, once it’s done then turn the router on and you are way to go to use your internet.

Encrypt your data

You must take steps to protect your wireless connectivity all the time. Those days are gone when wired equivalent privacy (WEP) encryption was used, now is the age of WPA. It is stronger and less erroneous.

Upgrade router

Keep your router’s firmware updated by visiting the router’s manufacturer website for latest advancements. There is a chip inside router that has instructions necessary to protect the network and solve bug problems, so it is evident that it must be updated.

Increase the strength of Wi-Fi signals

Weak wireless signals is the major issue we usually have. But with implementing repeater or signal extender, you can actually boost your wireless signals and enjoy good Wi-Fi across the building or office.

Changing admin password always helps

Keep on changing admin password of your router to keep it protected from malware and unwanted bugs of the network that might alter your network’s default setting causing less or no wireless signals.

Changing factory settings

If by any chance you lost or forgot router’s login and password then don’t worry, you can go to factory settings, and reset them by holding on the button for almost 30 seconds. And then change default username and password by bringing them on your router’s configuration page and change it.

Unable SSID

Till the time you unable SSID-service set identifier, your neighbors will keep seeing your network and some might want to connect to it. The trick is to disable the broadcasting by prompting a message of “SSID not broadcast” by entering your router’s SSID name in place of network name.

Take control on your DHCP users

Use of DHCP server actually allows users to get connected as router dynamically allots IP addresses to every system. Control the number of DHCP clients every time your internet connects, to prevent users from invading in and exploiting the internet.

Keep an eye on router’s firewall

Network address translation (NAT) and stateful packet inspection (SPI) keeps hardware firewall very powerful. SPI thoroughly investigates the reason, content and attitude before allowing access whereas NAT camouflages the IP addresses of all the systems and make them invisible to foreign firewalls.

Don’t allow public file sharing

Well it’s really smart to unable file sharing when you’re using a public internet connection by checking the appropriate box appeared in network adapter under properties for every Microsoft network. This will help in keeping the connectivity less public and use of network public.

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