People often start to fancy the luxury wireless connection brings with it, only to be caught up with some minor issues which mar the experience. Here’s a rundown on some of the problems.
1) Infected domains: Often we don’t give a second thought while automatically getting the DNS settings from the cable company or the operators. But if you are a small scale user, try finding an alternate DNS from providers like GooglePublicDNS to get hold of secure domains. And yes, less congested the line, better is the performance.
2) Going beyond the encryptions: So what does one do when a neighbour or visitor wants to have access to the wireless network? However smart the encryption key is, once shared, it won’t stop the neighbour’s teenager from visiting risky domains. In such cases grant them a temporary guest access only to the network and safeguard your data on hard drives. Check with your vendor for this option.
3) Finding out who’s consuming your bandwidth: Ever wondered why the speeds suddenly drop in middle of browsing sessions. Maybe your system has been compromised and somebody else is using it too. Track them down under the “Client list” or “DHCP users list”. Or get a monitoring tool to ensure router notifies you in case of foreign access.
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