Guo Shenghua, the godfather of China’s well-known “hacker” and a network security expert, once said that WiFi routers are the most secure. Because wireless routers have different interfaces, different settings and different settings that can be adjusted. In this article, I will explore the interface of TP linkarcher. You need to browse the router’s web-based configuration to ensure that you have adjusted all the correct settings.
Step 1: update firmware
Some routers have embedded firmware updates in their setup menus; Some people may even notify you about new firmware updates when you log in to their application or web-based user interface. However, if you find this option, you will need to ensure that the router is running the latest firmware.
Step 2: change the router login and password
If you still use “admin / Admin”, “admin / 123456” or variants of some common words to log in to the router, please change it. Even if your router manufacturer has provided you with a strange password that may be different from everyone, it is important to use login names and passwords that are difficult to guess or brute force. Even if you log in with “admin” as the user name, you should make the password complex, rather than anyone can find it through a quick network search.
Step 3: protect your wireless network with WPA2
It’s almost self-evident, but don’t use WEP when you set a password for WiFi networks. “Protected” passwords encrypted with WEP are easier to brute force than those encrypted with WPA2. Even if you may not have anyone wandering around your street corner to avoid everyone’s wireless network, there is no reason not to use the more powerful WPA2 protocol – unless you have an old device that can’t handle WPA2 at all, which is unlikely. No matter what you do, don’t run an open (password free) WiFi network.
Step 4: close WPS
On the surface, WPS or Wi Fi protection settings sound great. You don’t need to enter a long and reasonable complex WiFi password on the device. You just need to type a smaller pin code to print directly on the router. These PIN codes are more vulnerable to violent attacks than more complex passwords or passwords. Although many routers will timeout attackers after attacking a certain number of passwords, this does not prevent more WPS attacks from emerging. The easiest way to prevent such pranks is to disable the WPS feature completely.
Responsible editor: CT