Wireless networking can open your business up to a completely different way of working - unfortunately, it can also open your business up to a whole host of security problems.
If you're running a small office or a home office, wireless networking (also known as wifi) can be used to quickly link computers together, enabling you to share information and resources - things like your internet connection or a printer - without having to install the wires traditionally used to build a network.
Wireless routers from BT, Netgear, Belkin and others make it very easy for a novice to set up, however, there some things that you need to be aware of if you want your private information to stay secure.
- Change the default username and password
- Enable the highest level of wireless security available to encrypt data - this is typically called WPA2
- Only allow known PC's to connect to the router
- Use a firewall
- Keep your router software up to date
If you have any concerns regarding your existing wireless network or would like to use it in your business, then call itflex on 01708 209 924 or contact us by email at email@example.com