How to set a password for WiFi?
WiFi is a simple and convenient way to connect toInternet several devices at once, for example, a laptop, a tablet and a smartphone. Modern WiFi-routers provide a wide coverage area for a wireless network to connect to it can be anywhere in the room. However, wide coverage can be both a disadvantage - a wireless network is available not only in the apartment, but also outside it. And this means that anyone can connect to it, which is not at all desirable, especially if you pay for the Internet taking into account traffic.
In one of our previous articles, we alreadytold how to password protect the entire router, so that outsiders do not have access to it. And this time we will explain how to secure WiFi so that only you can use wireless Internet.
Setting a password for WiFi
Software routers from differentmanufacturers can vary significantly, but in any case you should search for the settings in the section with the name "WiFi network", "Wireless network", etc. Perhaps, within this section you will need to open a subsection devoted to the security settings. More detailed information you can see in the instructions from your router, and we will describe how to set a password for WiFi using the example of the ZyXEL Keenetic router with the second generation firmware.
So, once in the WiFi settings section, selectway to protect the network. Modern routers support several methods of encrypting the connection - WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK. The latest technology is the most modern and reliable, although for some outdated devices, the WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK variant may be more suitable. But WEP is not recommended - it is very easy to crack.
After you choose the security method,the "Network key" field is active - this is where you should enter the password that will be used to access WiFi. Think of a strong password that is hard to guess, but easy to remember.
After entering the password, click the "Apply" button. The router will save the changes, and now you need to enter the password to connect to the WiFi network from any device.