Whether you’re working or learning from home, an avid gamer, or a media fanatic, a strong and secure home WiFi network is crucial to your success. The web is a playground for hackers and malware, which can put your private information at risk. This is why it's essential to secure your home WiFi network.
There are numerous ways to ensure a more secure home WiFi connection, and many of them start with the router. Follow these tips to safeguard your router (often referred to as a "modem") and your WiFi network:
Some modems come with remote administration access enabled, which can allow you to access your network settings while away from the home. However, if you have the ability to access your home WiFi network from anywhere in the world, this means a cybercriminal might be able to as well. One way to strengthen your home WiFi security is to disable remote access.
For most CenturyLink modems, you can find this setting, called "Remote GUI," in the Advanced Setup section of the user interface. See detailed instructions >
In the age of smart devices like Amazon Alexa or Google Home™, you may also want to consider how these smart home devices are secured while connected to your home WiFi network. This is where a smart home hub could come in handy. This hub can organize and consolidate your smart home devices so that you can control them from one place. Ensure that these smart devices are all password-protected on a secure WiFi network to avoid any potential cyberattacks.
Discover more WiFi security resources, including how to set up a guest network and understanding WiFi security types.
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