Complete all the steps below and then mark it as complete
Our home WiFi is the primary way that we access the internet but it is surprising how insecure some WiFi routers come out of the box. There are three things we need to do to ensure the security of our WiFi boxes and therefore help protect all of the family devices that connect to it. These are change default WiFi password, select security level and setup automatic software updates.
Follow the instructions in the video below step by step. If you prefer written instructions, these can be found below.
1. Set default & admin WiFi passwords.
2. Select WPA2 security level.
3. Setup automatic software updates.
a. Find your router’s IP Address. We use our router’s IP address to access our it’s settings. To find out the router IP address try one of the following two methods;
b. Type this IP address into your web browser to log on to your router.
c. Go to the router settings and change your default WiFi and admin passwords. Write these down and store safely somewhere at home.
d. Update the WiFi passwords for the devices connected to your home WiFi network.
a. When logged in to your router, browse the settings and find the ‘Security’ section.
b. Check that the WiFi Protocol selected is one called ‘WPA2’.
c. If WPA2 is not an option select ‘WPA’ (Wi-Fi Protected Access). WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is not secure at all – never select this.
If you only have WEP available then buy a new router because people use hacking tools to access your devices via your WiFi.
a. Also in the router settings it should allow you to check for ‘software/firmware updates’. Click the button that performs software/firmware update.
b. If the option is available, select to automatically install software/firmware updates.