1. Create a private WiFi bandwidth for Codi Members

The first step towards a safer WiFi is to create a new password-protected bandwidth for Codi members. SSID (service set identifier) is the network’s name. If you're hosting enterprise members, give it the name of the company for ease of use.

2. Make your new wireless network password unique

Most wireless routers come pre-set with a default password. This default password is easy to guess by hackers, especially if they know the router manufacturer. When selecting a good password for your wireless network, make sure it is at least 8 characters long and includes numbers, letters, and various symbols. This setting will make it difficult for hackers to access your network. If you're hosting enterprise members, please check with the Codi Support Team which password we recommend.

3. Enabling network encryption

Almost all wireless routers come with an encryption feature. By default it is turned off. Turning on your wireless router’s encryption setting can help secure your network. Of the many types of encryption available, the most recent and effective is “WPA2”.

4. Keep your router’s software up to date

Sometimes router’s firmware, like any other software, contains flaws that can become major vulnerabilities unless they are quickly fixed by firmware releases from the manufacturer. Always install the latest software available on the system and download the latest security patches to ensure no security hole or breach is left open to online predators.

5. Make sure you have a good firewall

A “firewall” is designed to protect computers from harmful intrusions. Wireless routers generally contain built-in firewalls but are sometimes shipped with the firewall turned off. Be sure to check that the wireless router’s firewall is turned on. In case your router doesn’t have such a firewall, make sure you install a good firewall solution on your system to watch for malicious access attempts to your wireless network.

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