ITRC Solution 33
Protecting Home Wireless Networks

Wireless networks have attained a de facto presence in home and small business environments during the past few years. The ever increasing ability (digital phones, personal handheld devices, gaming consoles, etc.) to connect to the Internet via a wireless node has propelled the wireless network router to a place of common acceptance in the home. Small businesses often reduce costs by using wireless laptop computers in place of (or in addition to) standard desktop computers. More recently, printers have included wireless connectivity, allowing the user to place the printer in a convenient location and still make it available to a network or single user. The convenience brought to users by the wireless connection is often significant. Unfortunately, so is the increased risk of hacking if the wireless network is not secured properly. Below are some considerations to improve your security when operating a wireless network:

Related links:

ITRC Fact Sheet FS 119 – Direct Connections to the Internet

ITRC Fact Sheet FS 118 - PC Perfect: A computer IQ test


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