It’s never enough if your broadband connection is super-fast with zero data cap. Securing your connections is equally vital to updating the router and firewall. Read on to learn how to set up the firewall for secured browsing.
Enable WPA2 encryption
WPA2 has been the best encryption feature to secure your broadband since 2004 globally. Here’s how you can enable WPA2 encryption at home:
Sign in with router credentials online
Log into your router console on any browser that you use. The common login name and password for all the routers are “admin” only. However, this might vary for different models, for which you must read the router manual before updating it.
Navigate to the router security panel
To update your broadband settings, navigate until you find “wireless” in the menu. This can vary according to the router’s design. Please read the manual or contact your internet service provider to find out where to change it.
Select the encryption option
Click on the WPA2 in the dialogue box, and if you can’t find it, update the router software. In some routers, you can discover WPA2- Enterprise setting, which can be used for businesses, and the normal WPA2 can be chosen for domestic purposes.
Set your network password
Create a strong password with eight characters, including special symbols and upper- and lower-case letters, to make it hard to decipher and save the changes.
Reboot and log in to your devices
Reboot the router and sign into all the devices connected to your broadband connection. Once done, the wireless or fiber internet is secure more than ever, away from cyber threats.
Use a firewall
A firewall is the first wall of defense to protect your devices and laptops from hackers. Only through a firewall can you test your broadband connection’s strength. Most routers have in-built firewalls, an additional layer of protection. Cisco, Fortinite, Palo Alto, Check Point, and Juniper are the finest firewall software to use in India in 2023.
Here’s how you can enable the firewall:
- Go to the control panel and click on network and internet connections.
- Right-click on the connections icon and tap on ‘Properties’.
- Choose the ‘Advanced’ option and select the ‘Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the internet’ option.
If you choose Excitel, it’s easy for you to update the router and enable a firewall for your systems. The unlimited internet that Excitel provides brings a lot of fun and entertainment to your homes!
How can I secure my broadband connection?
Use strong passwords, and keep the router software updated along with other devices at home and in business. Turn on VPN, and use firewalls; these should help to keep your router and broadband connection safe.
How can I improve my broadband signal strength?
You can improve signal strength by doing these:
- Place your router in a central position.
- Take the router off the floor and place it on a high shelf where no other metal and electronic devices are nearby.
- Add a Wi-Fi extender or mesh router to extend the signal.