Wireless Gateway

Many people have discovered the convenience of having all of the computers in their home or office connected to the home network with a wireless gateway device. The cost of connecting all of the computers in your home together is much lower than before, which has increased the number of people who are interested in having their own system installed in their home or office.

One of the issues that has occurred with the growing number of people who have installed wireless networks in their home or office is the greater number of intruders who are seeking to log into your home network. There are even websites set up to help intruders find the networks that are unsecured in their area.

If you have set up your wireless network in exactly the way it was out of the box, then you are subject to these intruders. In a simple situation you are simply giving these intruders access to the Internet through your wireless gateway, but in other cases, these intruders are looking to hack into your system and steal information from you. There are some things that you can do to make sure that your wireless gateway is safer and less likely to be hacked into.

Surprisingly, one of the easiest ways that hackers gain access to the wireless gateway is the password. Right out of the box, your wireless gateway will most likely have a password of ADMIN and you would be surprised at how many people don’t ever change this. This is one of the important steps in making your system safer.

You can also change the SSID code that is used by your wireless gateway to identify itself to the other devices on your system. Once you have a connection established it is not necessary to keep that same code. You can disable the SSID and protect your wireless gateway in this way as well.

The wireless gateway that you are using may also have a DHCP or Dynamic Host Control Protocol established. This system is used for the users on the system to use the wireless connection. It requests the IP address of those trying to gain access to your wireless gateway, but it also allows intruders to gain access in the same way.

Many people who install a wireless network in their home or office do not bother to protect the network from outside intruders. This has caused many people to search out those unprotected wireless networks and gain access to the Internet without cost. A wireless gateway will never be as safe and protected as other access methods, but there are some things that you can do to make sure that you are not hacked into and your data is put in danger.

A wireless network can also be protected with the use of a 128 bit encryption. This will ensure that all of the devices that attempt to connect to your network have the encryption code or there will be no data exchanged. It also discourages hackers from even making the attempt to intrude on your system. When a hacker sees that encryption is being used on the wireless gateway, they will typically look for another gateway to gain access and leave yours alone.

Wireless networking has made connecting the devices and computers in your home a great deal easier, but you will have to protect your wireless gateway to ensure that you are not opening yourself up to risk. The information that is stored on your system and your computers must be kept safe or it could result in theft or other serious damages to your business or personal finances.

This Wireless Gateway Review is Written/Updated on Sep 13th, 2009 and filed under Computer Hardware. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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