What is a home wireless network?

In a few simple words, a basic home wireless network means connecting an Internet access point, such as a cable from your Internet Service Provider, to a (wireless) router in order to allow multiple devices to connect to the network very quickly. poza wifi 1 Source: The Computer Revolution In many cases, once a Wireless router has been installed, we find a place in our home for it and forget about it. As long as all our devices are set up and connected via the Wi-fi network, that’s all that matters, right? Wrong! Probably many of you don’t realize it, but the Internet router is one of the most important devices in our home. It’s the gateway to our Internet access and also prone to exploits by cybercriminals who can sneak into our devices and get access to our system. Let’s not forget that we live in the age of data breaches, ransomware attacks, and many other online threats. Thus, you should be worried about the security of your home network and take all the needed security measures to increase Wifi security.

The only measure most people use to protect their home network is to set up a password and prevent neighbors and other people from taking control of your data. But we have to be more serious about security and do more than just setting a simple password. A serious risk is that an online criminal might exploit your poor Wi-fi security measures and “listen” to your traffic in order to retrieve sensitive information or take advantage of your network to launch malicious attacks such as Man-in-the-Middle attacks, network sniffing, or data theft. Though relatively easy to use and access, Wi-Fi networks are not always SECURE networks. Wi-fi comes with lots of security issues, and it’s worth reminding about the Krack vulnerability found in the Wireless Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol which affected all devices connected via Wi-fi. For this reason, learning how to secure your wireless home network against cybercriminals is a wise and smart move. Given how many Internet of Things devices you may own, making sure your network is extra safe carries even more weight, even though sometimes taking care of your cybersecurity can be a tedious but necessary task. In this article, you will learn how you can better secure your home network and decrease the chances of getting your valuable data compromised. Use these steps below to enhance the security of your home wireless network:

Step 1. Change the name of your default home network

If you want to better secure your home network, the first thing you should do is to change the name of your Wi-Fi network, also known as the SSID (Service Set Identifier). While giving your Wi-Fi a somewhat provocative name such as “Can’t hack this” may backfire at times, other names such as “this is not a wifi” or “too fly for a wifi” are perfectly acceptable. Changing your Wi-Fi’s default name makes it harder for malicious attackers to know what type of router you have. If a cybercriminal knows the manufacturer name of your router, they will know what vulnerabilities that model has and then try to exploit them. We strongly advise not to call your home network something like “John’s Wi-Fi”. You don’t want them to know at first glance which wireless network is yours when there are probably three or four other neighboring Wi-Fis. Also, remember that disclosing too much personal information on a wireless network name may expose you to an identity theft operation. Here’s a step-by-step and simple guide that explains how you can easily change the name of your wireless network.

Step 2. Make sure you set a strong and unique password to secure your wireless network

You probably know that every wireless router comes pre-set with a default username and password, which is needed in the first place to install and connect your router. The worst part: it’s easy for hackers to guess it, especially if they know the manufacturer. So, make sure you change them both immediately. A good wireless password should be at least 20 characters long and include numbers, letters, and various symbols. Use this guide to set up a strong password for your network. Friends coming over for a visit may complain about the unusual length of your password, but this might discourage them from needlessly consuming your data with boring Facebook or Instagram posts.

Step 3. Increase your Wi-Fi security by activating network encryption

Wireless networks come with multiple encryption languages, such as WEP, WPA, or WPA2. To better understand this terminology, WPA2 stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 and is both a security protocol and a current standard in the industry (WPA2 networks are almost everywhere) and encrypts traffic on Wi-Fi networks. It also replaces the older and less secure WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and is an upgrade to the original WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) technology. Since 2006, all Wi-Fi-certified products should use WPA2 security. WPA2 AES is also a standard security system now, so all wireless networks are compatible with it. If you want to enable WPA2 encryption on your Wireless router, use these six steps. If you are using a TP-Link wireless router, here’s how to secure your wireless network. The good news is that the WPA3 is already here and will replace WPA2. The Wi-Fi Alliance recently announced its next-generation wireless network security standard which aims to solve a common security issue: open Wi-Fi networks. More than that, it comes with security enhancements and includes a suite of features to simplify Wi-fi security configuration for users and service providers.

Step 4. Turn off the wireless home network when you’re not at home

In order to secure your network, we strongly recommend you disable the wireless home network, in case of extended periods of non-use. You should do the same thing with all your devices that are using Ethernet cables or when you won’t be at home. By doing this, you are closing any windows of opportunity malicious hackers might attempt to get access to it while you are away. Here are a few advantages of disabling your wireless network:

  • Security reasons – Turning off your network devices, minimizes the chances of becoming a target for hackers.
  • Surge protection – When you power off your network device, you also lower the possibility of being damaged by electric power surges;
  • Noise reduction –  Although the modern home networks are much quieter these days, disabling your wireless home network can add calmness to your home.

Step 5. Where is the router located in your home?

You probably haven’t thought about this at first, but where is your Wi-Fi place in your home can also have an impact on your security. Place the wireless router as close as possible to the middle of your house. Why? First of all, it will provide equal access to the Internet to all the rooms in your home. Secondly, you don’t want to have your wireless signal range reach too much outside your home, where it can be easily intercepted by malicious persons. For this reason, we recommend not to place your wireless router close to a window since there’s nothing to block the signal going outside your home.

Step 6. Use a strong network administrator password to increase Wi-Fi security

To set up your wireless router, you usually need to access an online platform or site, where you can make several changes to your network settings. Most Wi-fi routers come with default credentials such as “admin” and “password” which are easy for malicious hackers to break into. Did you know that the number of wireless networks has increased dramatically over the last 8 years? In 2010 there were 20 million Wi-Fi networks around the globe, and in 8 years, that number increased to 400 million. Smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other devices have driven this growth, and because of how expensive data plans are, most people choose to connect their devices to wireless Internet connections.

Step 7. Change your default IP address on the Wireless router

Changing the default IP address to a less common one is another thing you should consider doing to better secure your home network and make it more difficult for hackers to track it. To change the IP address of a router, you should follow these steps:

  1. Log into your router’s console as an administrator. These basic steps will teach you how to easily connect to your home network as an admin. Usually, the address bar type looks like or
  2. Once you are there, insert the username and password on the login page;
  3. Then select Network > LAN which is in the menu on the left side;
  4. Change the IP address to preference, then click Save.

Note: After you’ve changed the IP address, you’ll need to type the new IP address into the web browser bar. You can also change the DNS server that your Wireless router is using to filter the Internet traffic and this guide will show how to do it.

Step 8. Turn off the DHCP functionality on the router

To enhance the wireless network security, you should turn off the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server in your router which is what IP addresses are assigned to each device on a network. Instead, you should make use of a static address and enter your network settings. This means that you should enter into your device and assign it an IP address that is suitable to your router.

Step 9. Disable Remote Access

Most routers allow you to access their interface only from a connected device. However, some of them allow access even from remote systems. Once you turned off the remote access, malicious actors won’t be able to access your router’s privacy settings from a device not connected to your wireless network. To make this change, access the web interface and search for “Remote access” or “Remote Administration“.

Step 10. Always keep your router’s software up-to-date

The software is an essential part of your wireless network security. The wireless router’s firmware, like any other software, contains flaws that can become major vulnerabilities and be ruthlessly exploited by hackers, as this unfortunate family would find out. Unfortunately, many wireless routers don’t come with the option to auto-update their software, so you have to go through the hassle of doing this manually. And even for those Wi-Fi networks that can auto-update, it still requires you to switch on this setting. But, we remind you about the importance of software patching and how neglecting to do this can leave open doors for cybercriminals to exploit various vulnerabilities.  Read what security experts have to say about updating your software and why it is key to online security.

Step 11. A firewall can help secure your Wi-fi network

Firewalls aren’t just software programs used on your PC, they also come in the hardware variety. A hardware firewall does pretty much the same thing as a software one, but its biggest advantage is that it adds one extra layer of security. The best part about hardware firewalls is that most of the best wireless routers have a built-in firewall that should protect your network from potential cyber-attacks. This article can help you figure out if your router has a firewall built-in and how you can activate it. And we strongly suggest turning it on t if it’s not by default as an extra layer of protection. If your router doesn’t have one, you can install a good firewall device to your router in order to protect your system from malicious hacking attempts against your home network.

Step 12. Enhance protection for the devices most frequently connected to your home network

Important: Do not leave any exposed vulnerabilities for online criminals to pick on! Even though you’ve increased protection for your router and home network, you need to make sure you don’t have any security holes that can be exploited by online criminals. Here’s what we recommend you to do:

  1. Remember to always keep your devices up to date with the most recent software available;
  2. Always apply the latest security patches to ensure no security hole is left open to malicious actors.
  3. check which devices connect most often to your home network and make sure they have antivirus and/or anti-malware security software installed. If you don’t know which one should you choose, this guide will be very useful.
  4. Make sure to protect your devices using multiple security layers consisting of specialized security software such as updated antivirus programs and traffic filtering software. You may consider using an antimalware software program like our Heimdal Premium Security or Malwarebytes.

Final thoughts

Securing the home network should be a top priority for each of us interested in keeping the data safe and secure. These steps can be really useful even for the non-tech-savvy person to apply. Also, do not forget that your wireless network security can be sometimes weak, and prone to exploits.  It almost doesn’t matter how strong your password is or if your software is up to date if cybercriminals can just hijack your Wi-Fi data. So this is why we’ve written this guide on how to secure a wireless network. You still have to keep an eye out for insecure Wi-Fi routers out there, however, since most will probably still use WEP and not follow these safety procedures.

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We have a stalker that doesn’t letting us know he is spying constantly non stop since 2011 – he plants viruses in our router – the router scans our phones and he plants viruses and spies on our phones. Sometimes we even hear him on our phones. How can we stop this? yes he is been reported to the police but they are backwards useless not believing a word we say. Please Let us know if you are experiencing the same issues.

Has the stalker physical access to the router?
I would start with a brand new router.
If you don’t have many devices (<10), you can easily set the settings to manually add the device via Mac-Adress.
Also set a strong Wifi Password and admin password for the router (min 20 characters with mixed digits, upper case and special characters). Turn your wifi off on your phone when not required.

You should also reset the firmware of all devices you use, because if the stalker planted a worm, it may spread again by itself.

These are just first aid steps. Without proper prosecution from the law and having not more information it's difficult to give further specific instructions.

I have the same in my home. It’s a female. She is not going to stop untill she destroys me. I too received nothing from the law. Like I’m the crazy one.
If you have any solutions please please let me know.

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If we using a wireless router at home, the first necessary thing is to keep the connection secure enough. In my point of view, we should change our default password immediately and set a strong password.

I want to ask if keeping a strong password makes my wifi-router safe from malicious attacks?

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It is a good Guidance for How to Enhance Our Home Wireless Network Security, and the good thing is it is easy to understand.

Thanks for very informative and useful advice!
It seems to me that keeping your computer offline as much as possible might also be a good and simple security strategy. I try to do this consistently, but often forget. I have therefore looked for advice on how to get my PC to turn its WiFi connection off automatically when I haven’t been using the connection actively for some time – but I’ve had no luck. Do you have any ideas?

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It’s interesting to know that if you want to better secure your home network, the first thing you should do is to change the name of your Wi-Fi network. My brother is thinking about improving his home network security, and we are looking for advice. I will let him know about your recommendations to see if it helps with his home network problems.

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Really good informative article. We so wish we had seen this earlier – like many people we did not realise how fixated and dangerous our neighbours are; they hacked into our router and devices and caused carnage, committing criminal acts on our IP. How to catch them red-handed would be a really good follow-up. We have extensive evidence of their cyber crime – where can we publish this?

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Thanks for sharing this article IOANA wonderful points list.

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I have a question….if I want to maximize security would I enable or disable WPS?

Your post is a big help for people who is planning to secure their home by installing home security at home.

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This post is informative, thank you for this! But you think is it safer to have wifi hidden?

Hello, Eric! Thank you so much for your kind words! If you don’t want to share your Wi-Fi credentials with other people, it would be a better option to hide it, or simply add a strong password.

Noted! Thanks Ioana! Will go with the hideen one lol

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Thanks for pointing out that the router username and password should be changed immediately upon installation because it can be easy for hackers to guess. I will keep this in mind since we will be having one installed this weekend once we have hired a reputable company to work for us. We just don’t want other people connecting because we will be paying for it, and we only have a limited budget every month due to being minimum wage earners.

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Cyber security refers to a set of techniques used to protect the integrity of networks, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorised access. According to Forbes, the global cyber security market is expected to reach 170 billion by 2020.

Hello and many thanks for your kind words! Glad that this article was useful and make you more aware about changing passwords. Also, it’s recommended to set unique and strong ones, so others can break them. Thanks for reading our blog!

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Victoria Diggles on June 9, 2018 at 12:12 pm

I’m going to change my password on the router)

Darrel Heidenreich on July 13, 2018 at 10:14 am

Victoria, admin/admin – ?)

Thanks for that password tip. I have always just used something simple, like my dog’s name. But, since you mentioned using something a little more security oriented, maybe I should use something more complicated. Thanks for the tips!

Thanks for this post.

I recently had an issue of discovering my next door neighbor had been using our WiFi router in a property we just moved into, apparently the old owner had a deal with him and shared access details.

Is there any risk of our data being taken by this guy? I replaced the router and completely changed all router details as part of this to stop it. Is there anything else I could do?

Hi, Max! If you don’t want to share your Wifi router with others, yes, this would be a good idea to change its settings. Also, make sure you set a strong and unique password to enhance security. Make sure to apply all the steps described in our article.

Best article till now on secure networks. I will definitely use these points to help myself and others with their WiFi networks

Oh, and I do not even have a home wi-fi file, you have to fix it all according to your instructions.

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I suggest checking out GEARS by OPSWAT. It’ll give you a quick security assessment as well as some other free features.

How nice of your to provide this a deep information.Thank you so much.

Thanks for your feedback! I’m happy to know you find it useful!

It was really helpful, thank you for writingg.

My wife and I just moved into a new home, so we are getting ready to set up the internet here. I like your point about choosing a location in the middle of your house for the wireless router. We’ll be sure to do this so that we get even coverage throughout the whole house.

Hello! Maybe you would find this useful: Thank you!

Wifi connection it’s very easy to use and this article helpful for people. In this article, so many Points are good for wifi connection. Thanks for this article and keep it up

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Thank you so much for your feedback! Really appreciated!

Hello and thank you for your comment. First of all, I recommend checking if your wireless router has a built-in firewall. Usually, your operating system (Windows) has a firewall that it’s recommended to be turned on. If you don’t have an antivirus, I recommend installing one. You can use this guide to help you choose the one that suits your needs: Also, an AV isn’t enough to protect your device from online threats, and you should complement it with an proactive security software. You can try Heimdal for free ( to see how it proactively stops malware from compromising your system.

Well in my professional Experience as a networking consultant, most people dont even bother changing the default password and enabling encryption, and these are the basics, if you don’t cover the bases, security is blown.
Thank you for the write up.

Thank you so much for your feedback, Albert! Happy to know this article was useful.

Hi Ioana,
Indeed, there are many reasons to establish a home network.
I prefer to use it to access files and folders on all devices connected to the network.
Thanks for this article.

Hello, Sonia,
Many thanks for your feedback! Happy to know this article was helpful. And thanks for reading our blog 🙂

Home base wifi network is really great invention, within a wifi router around 8-10 house member can easily use internet.

Another good idea is to turn off WPS functionality on your router. Just in case someone tries to guess the PIN number using bruteforce.

Hello and thank you for your suggestion, Bruno. Indeed, that’s a good idea to better secure your network. We’ll add this in our article and update it. Have a great day ahead!

Suneet Srivastava on January 17, 2018 at 5:56 pm

Wow thank you author for shars such a great full and helpfull article

Hello and many thank you for your feedback! Happy to know it was useful.

These are very nice topic every one should read and get knowledge I think It is helpful for everyone to get his home secure.

In today’s securing the personal data is hard. But if there is strength protection its hard for the hackers to steal the data. I love this 10 tips. It covers everything for the wireless protection.


Thank you so much for your feedback! We are happy that this information was useful!

Thanks for the tip that a wireless password should be at least 20 characters long. I would like to get some new wireless internet in my home and I want to make sure that I have enough security for the connection. Perhaps I’ll go ahead and look at enabling network encryption when I get my internet fixed up.

I also need a new wireless net and I need to secure them too. Thanks Paul. You have given some effective security tips.

Glad to know these security tips helped you, Kevin! Many thanks for the feedback and thank you for reading our blog!

This is for the people who don’t secure home wireless network.
Very useful information. thanks for sharing..

Excellent information! Very helpful post thanks for the info.

This article got me interested in securing my router at the house. I then found that their is a genre for router security were I found a few things that were not covered on this list such as changing your Default IP Address to a less common one to make it harder to track and applying a DNS server such as Open DNS to filter content on the internet. I have done both these things and found them to be helpful.

A Wi-Fi surveillance camera on your front porch, over your garage, or attached to your back deck can provide a peek at what really goes bump in the night, whether that’s someone stealing packages off your steps or raccoons going through garbage cans.
You don’t have to invest in a multi-million dollar surveillance system to keep an eye on your property and possessions. In the event that your alarm system is set off, your home security system sends a wireless alert to the monitoring company where security experts are standing by to respond by instantaneously getting in touch with you and if need be, the regional medical, fire or police authorities.

As most people don’t realize any security issue of their home wireless network, this post is quite helpful for not only pointing out this problem, but also providing so many tips for WiFi securing. I will recommend it to my friends in no time!

thanks for this great article , i have my wifi router , can i use it without wifi password , so my friends donot need password to connect to the enternet ?

Its so helpful thank you so much Paul. Now am equipped with this wi fi issues

This article is the best solution for the secure wireless network. Thank you, Paul Cucu, for sharing this posts.

Hi Paul,thanks for providing this information,it really helpful for people like me that are not security savy to learn more on how to protect wireless security.Hope to learn more about security on your blog again.

Thank you, Mr. Paul Coco, for sharing this posts. Your post is very helpful for who are planning to secure their WIFI at free of cost. Your post can be easily understandable. I suggest some of my friends read your post

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Insightful article. We need to understand that most home networks are prone to attacks and it is crucial to keep them in check. This article can act as a guide to ensure the security of home wireless security. Thanks a lot!

Glad that you found it useful, Steven! Thanks for sharing your feedback!

Another tip – disable PIN access – Reaver may still work on some routers.
And while Access Control Lists are a good idea, it’s also trivial to spoof a mac address, as we know 🙁
Goede werk vrienden !

Thanks for the addition, Bruno! It’s always welcome. And thank you for the kind words!

This article is the best solution I have read where any non tech savvy person can follow the instructions! To further increase my wi-fi security I installed a 16 port switch and connect ethernet to all my devices (6 PC’s and 2 voip services} and only use wi-fi for my phone. I have tried to hook up ethernet to it with no success.
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Thank you SO much for your support , Earl! It really means a lot and I’m glad you find our posts and product useful. Your feedback is always welcome!

Would you like to consider changing the default IP addressing on the wireless router, and make use of static addressing rather than DHCP ?

Thanks for the suggestion! We’re going to update this guide soon, so keep an eye on it for improvements.

hi there,

This could be usefull:
i quote from my modem:

To prevent unknown PCs from connecting to the RG via Wifi, please select the mode ‘Enable MAC ACL’, and in the mean time fill in the legible PCs’ MAC addresses in the access list.

It could be a help.
Greatings from the Netherlands

Thanks for the tip, Bernd! We’ll try to incorporate this piece of advice when we’ll update the article with new information.

Doing this is good. But if a hacker can compromise one of the devices, the hacker will be exposed to “ALL” of your devices. Access control lists are great, but can be a disadvantage too. You can check online as there is a debate over this one.

Good luck,

Although this would make your network invisible to your neighbours, any determined hacker can still sniff out your SSID, right?; and you are implicitly forcing your computer to shout out your SSID anywhere you are, while it is trying to connect to it. Anyone could then impersonate your router with that SSID, and get your credentials that way.

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