How to prevent unauthorized wi-fi access?

By Agent J
Aug 30, 2007
  1. We have a belkin wireless g router and lately i noticed that our usage spiked 4x the daily usage. i believe one of our neighbours is connecting also. can anyone, in layman's terms, help me configure the router so that only i can access it?

    our setup is cable internet connected to the router then one computer by LAN, and mine by wi-fi.

  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Here are the top 10 security tips for Wi fi networks.

    Just doing the first three will lock you down pretty well.

    1.Change your router's default access name and password.

    2.Turn on wireless data encryption -WPA.

    3.Stop broadcasting your router's network ID.

    4.Don't let users piggyback onto your Wi-Fi net -- turn off peer-to-peer connections.

    5.Approve all wireless network users in advance.

    6.Use a strong firewall.

    7.Periodically check router logs for rogue users.

    8.Password-protect your computers and files.

    9.Put your wireless network on its own subnet.

    10.Turn off wireless cards and routers when not in use.

    There are good pages HERE and HERE
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