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Seeking for a guide to secure my network


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#1 ElectricYouth

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:55 PM

Up until recently, the password of our router was admin.

Suffice to say, my network was completely insecure.

 

Could someone please forward me to a guide to make my network as secure as possible in all aspects?

 

In one house I only have a modem. In the other house I have a modem and router.


Edited by hamluis, 09 August 2017 - 01:17 PM.
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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 03:53 PM

Since we can't read minds it would be helpful if you listed the make and model of routers you wish to know about.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 02:48 AM

Until specifics are know as regards your router, perhaps this general article may be of some help:

 

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/secure-wi-fi-stealing-neighbors/


I never make the same mistake twice....I always make it 5 or 6 times just to be sure!


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:08 PM

https://www.routersecurity.org/


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#5 ElectricYouth

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 12:26 PM

My router:
TP-Link AC1750

Wireless dual-band gigabit router
Model: archer c7

 

Security programs I use:
Kaspersky Total Security & Malwarebytes 3

 

When I click on Firewall it says: These settings are being managed by vendor application Kaspersky Total Security

Private networks: Off

Guest or Public networks: connected



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 03:07 PM

 

Thank you for this website.

I turned off WPS, however, shouldn't I be replacing it with something else?

 

If I go on Wireless Security, I can click between:
-Disable security

-WPA/WPA2 - Personal(recommended)
-WPA/WPA2 - Enterprise
-WEP

 

It was on "WPA/WPA2 - Personal (recommended) as default. After selecting it, I can also specify which version I want to use. Such as:
-Automatic (recommended)

-WPA-PSK
-WPA2-PSK

 

It was on WPA2-PSK as default, so I kept it that way.

I read that WPA/WPA2 is not as secure as WPA2.

Am I using WPA/WPA2 now or WPA2? (i.e. should I be looking at the version, or at the "WPA/WPA2 - Personal (recommended)"?)

 

And what should I specify as encryption? Automatic, TKIP or AES?

 

Thanks


Edited by ElectricYouth, 18 August 2017 - 03:08 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:09 PM

https://www.howtogeek.com/204697/wi-fi-security-should-you-use-wpa2-aes-wpa2-tkip-or-both/


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 02:15 AM

Excellent. I chose WPA2-PSK (AES).

 

It's no problem i the passphrase is the same for 2.4 GHZ and 5.0 GHZ right?

 

 

Also when I try to change the username and password for logging into the router website itself, it says "this connection is not secure, password could be stolen" This is because the website is not https://. What other secure way can I enter that website and change the password? (TP-Link Archer C7)


Edited by ElectricYouth, 19 August 2017 - 02:28 AM.


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 05:12 PM

As regards passphrase/password sign in, there should be no difference for either.  

 

When it comes to 2.4 or 5GHZ, have a read at the following 2 articles:

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/222249/whats-the-difference-between-2.4-ghz-and-5-ghz-wi-fi-and-which-should-you-use/

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/318695/how-and-why-to-disable-2.4ghz-wi-fi-on-your-network/

 

As to TP-Link website secure login, if you are a Firefox, Chrome or Opera user see this: https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

 

 


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