Unauthorized access to your network is the main security issue faced by users. There is always a risk that your confidential data may be compromised. Hence, securing your wireless connection is of utmost importance.
In this article by Belkin router support professionals you will get to know different types of wireless security that you can set up on your Belkin router. Read on to know more.
*Important Note: It is recommended that you set up these wireless security settings from a PC that is wired to the router.
- WEP – Wired Equivalent Privacy is a security protocol for wireless local area networks (WLAN). It can be a 64-bit key with 10 hexadecimal digits or a 128-bit key with 26 hexadecimal digits.
- WPA/WPA2® – Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) or Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) is the updated and more reliable security standard. It improves the security features of WEP.
- MAC Address Filter – Users can secure their wireless network by limiting wireless access via MAC address filtering. Using this feature one can either ‘Allow’ or ‘Deny’ specific MAC addresses from connecting to your wireless router. The Media Access Control address or the MAC address is a series of 12 hexadecimal characters that serves as an identifier for a computer or device.
*Important Note – MAC address filtering can be used with both WEP and WPA/WPA2® encryption.
By doing this you can secure your data and network. Only those having the password will be able to get connected to your network.
In case if you have any query or come across issues during this process, kindly contact Belkin router support for more information. You can call on their Belkin router support toll free number at 1-888-479-2017