WiFi safety Guide
When using wireless devices things which need to be taken care of to avoid problems like disconnection, slow speed, Device not connecting, Parental control setup and use. Wireless home & business security systems available today that offer consumers a choice of different features to customize the system for individual needs.
- How to implement those securities on your network to customize the system ?
- How to taken care of your wireless device to increase the performance and life to get most of it ?
Here are some tips and tricks to get things done for perfect Wireless or WiFi network.
Disconnection or Slow speed
- Under AVANCED SETUP, select WAN setup and change the MTU size to 1492 or 1400.
- Change also the CTS RTS threshold and Fragmentation of the router to 2304, which is under AVANCED SETUP, select Wireless setup.
- Update the firmware for your router if possible.
- Position your router higher. Up on the shelf, away from other devices, which can interfere with it. Use central location.
- Setup security for your network and give out the password sparingly.
- Flush your DNS for updating record and name servers on PC if its internet is working slowly.
- Use second router or extender to solve range issues.
- Try changing channels. Most of the routers come with WiFi analyzer. Get the best channel for better performance.
- Disconnect the power of your router and modem for 30 seconds and restart.
- Reset the router and set up it again.
Positioning your Router
- Always experiment; try placing your router or access point in several different promising location.
- Avoid Blockage – Anything between client and base will degrade WiFi signals. Brick wall or Plaster impact most.
- Router should be away from any metal or electronics object.
- Play with antennas. Like I said always experiment.
- Keep antennas in vertical position.
- Keep the router in the central location.
- Try placing it higher like on the shelf.
- If using extender, try keeping 20-25 Ft. away from the router.
- Avoid extensions or surge protector if router is not working.
- Never use different power adapters.
- If device is overheating use different power socket.
- Always turn of the router button first. If available.
- Turn off WiFi before going to bed.
- Change default router settings as soon as possible.
- Hide your wireless SSID. Connect all the devices before doing this.
- Use WPA encryption or WEP.
- Install rigorous internet security for the network.
- Use firewall security settings.
- Enable MAC address filtering.
- Use access restriction to control devices usage.
- Enable parental control to keep an eye on your kids so they keep their devices away from vulnerable content.
- Don’t share your router information.
- Use guest account when connecting unrecognized device.