3 Wi-Fi Security Myths to Discard

Securing your wireless network remains one of the most important tasks that must be dealt with no matter what you think.

Seeing how vital this is to any business, let’s look at 3 Wi-Fi security myths that must be done away with:

#1: Don’t broadcast your SSID

Every wireless router has a network name (Service Set Identifier) associated with it, and is broadcasted to users within its range to be located by users on their PC or device. While it might seem like a good idea to stop your router from broadcasting this information, there are a number of devices that can see the network name. In fact, hiding it can pique the curiosity of Wi-Fi hackers in the process.

#2: Disable your Router DHCP Server

With this myth, you disable the DHCP server and manually assign an IP address to each device for the reason that devices that aren’t assigned with an IP address won’t gain access to your network. That is hardly true as a hacker can easily find the IP addresses being used by your network and use one of them for a compatible device.

#3: Limit your router’s IP address pool

Since every device in the network will be assigned an IP address by the DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) server, the idea that limiting this pool of IP addresses will secure your network because you can control the number of devices by this method. That’s hardly true for the reason mentioned above.