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Hiding in plain sight
Once you’ve set your gadgets up on the Wi-Fi network, you can hide the network from further devices. Any tech that’s already connected to the network will remain connected, but anyone near the home won’t be able to detect the Wi-Fi network to connect to it.
If you get some new gear, you can temporarily unhide the network to reconnect, then hide it again.
Keep others out
A key component of Wi-Fi security is allowing your trusted devices to connect securely, but keeping out suspicious devices.
Firewalls are security protocols that monitor your network traffic and will either allow or block devices based on its set of security rules. Odds are your router has a firewall, but it may not be activated.
You should be able to find firewall activation under your settings — make sure it’s switched on.
Some routers will allow remote access, meaning that they’ll be able to connect to your router’s privacy settings despite not being paired to your Wi-Fi network. Switch that off to keep the bad actors out.
On average, a home will have nine connected devices. Like anything else in our home, it’s up to us to make sure we take the initiative to protect these devices from external threats. Don’t overlook the advantages of a smart home because you’re worried about hacks. When you take the right precautions, a smart home can be totally safe and secure.
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