We are fond of using internet for several purposes but are we really using it is safe way. There are some basic points that we can consider for good and safe networking.
Some sort of things can be handled from our routers setup page like http dlinkrouter local setup wizard helps to control many such security settings for dlink routers.
Network Security tips
Use of encryption over wireless access points
Many website surveys have claimed that a lot of cyber crime occurs due to lack of security over wireless access points. Many of wireless AP (access points) were found open or with default values, which can be used very easily. Anyone sitting in nearby park or in car can get connected to your internet and can see your sensitive information.
So it is recommended to set encryption for your wireless AP. WPA2 is considered as a good encryption mechanism for this.
We should take care while providing a name for our network. It should not be easily guessable like providing shops name or house number. If it is that much clear then it will be easy to predict some relevant information and try to access the WiFi.
It is recommended to use some common but unique SSID. It should be unique in order to avoid conflict with other WiFi with same name.
Admin user and password
Router’s admin user name and password should be changed from its default values. Default values are same for a common company so once anyone get connected to your WiFi then he/she can access your router’s page and do any change.