Dummy Guide to Wifi Network

This morning, I received an unsolicited request to link to a website. Normally, I just dump them aside but this is an exception. First, it is an article on, a site that I read occasionally and second, it is a pretty good guide to securing wifi network.

How-to: Secure a Wireless LAN

By now you’ve renamed your Wifi so that hackers won’t see the default name as they sweep for unprotected Wifi setups. But wouldn’t it be even better if hackers and curious neighbors didn’t know you had a Wifi setup at all? Usually, your access point or router is programmed to broadcast the network name (SSID) over the air at regular intervals. While broadcasting is essential for businesses and mobile hotspots to let people find the network, it isn’t needed at home, so eliminate it.

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