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Locking the Digital Door: Securing Your Home Wi-Fi

The Risks of an Open Network

Your home Wi-Fi might be delivering more than just Netflix. An unsecured network is an invitation for hackers, leaving personal data and devices at risk.

Understanding Wi-Fi Security Basics

Not all Wi-Fi security is created equal. Older WEP encryption is easily crackable, while WPA2 offers robust protection. Your first line of defense? A strong, unique password that's not easily guessable.

Steps to Secure Your Home Wi-Fi

Securing your network is straightforward:

  • Access your router's web interface (commonly '192.168.1.1' or '192.168.0.1').
  • Log in (default credentials are often 'admin/admin'—change these immediately).
  • Navigate to security settings, choose WPA2, and set a strong password.

Maintaining a Secure Wi-Fi Environment

Regularly update your router's firmware to stay protected against new threats. And, of course, avoid sharing your password recklessly.

Final Words

In our interconnected world, your home Wi-Fi is the gateway to your digital life. Ensure it's fortified with these simple security steps.  At CPR, we’re so much more than phone repair. Give us a follow on Instagram for more cybersecurity and tech tips!


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