Installing a wireless network is a convenient and economical way to gain internet access from a variety of devices. When managing your own wireless connections at home, it is important to remember that the qualities that make the internet accessible to you also make it accessible to everyone else. So if you want to take advantage of wireless technology, be smart and secure your network so that you—and only you—will benefit from it.
The way to do this is to secure your communications by scrambling or encrypting it so no one else can view it. This document provides resources to help you secure your wireless network so you can transfer data confidentially.
- Start here to set up a home network (Windows 7)
- How to set up a wireless router (Windows 8, 7, Vista)
- Set up a security key for a wireless network (Windows 7)
- Wireless network security recommendations