To create a secure home network, you need to start by securing your Wi-Fi access point (sometimes called a Wi-Fi router). This is the device that controls who and what can connect to your home network. Here are five simple steps to securing your home Wi-Fi to create a far more secure home network for you and your family.
Often the easiest way to connect to and configure your Wi-Fi device is while connected to your home network. Point your web browser to the specific IP address documented in your device’s manual (an example of this would be https://192.168.1.1), or use a utility or mobile app provided by your Wi-Fi device vendor.
Securing your home Wi-Fi access point is the first, and one of the most important, step in creating a secure home network. For more information about securing your Wi-Fi access point, refer to the device’s manual, or if your internet service provider provided your Wi-Fi device, contact them for more information on security features.