Security issues in Wireless Network (Wi-Fi).
(Applicable to Broadband modem, Wi-Fi-Data card and Mobile AP)
With traditional wired networks, it is extremely difficult for someone to steal the bandwidth but the big problem with wireless signals is that others can access the Internet using some hack tools to access customer broadband connection even while they are in a neighboring building or sitting in a car that’s parked outside the building.

Why wireless security is important?
1. It will increase monthly Usage.
2. Customer will get reduced speed since sharing the same internet connection with other users.
3. It can create a security hazard to customer computers and anyone can access personal files through wireless network.
4. illegal access to internet create issues to customer.

How to secure wireless network?
1. Change default SSID in the wireless modem /Datacard.
2. Change default password, Security PIN etc.
3. Disable WPS.
4. Use wireless encryption “WPA2-AES
5. Pre-shared key should not be a mobile number or 1234 etc..
 (use pass phrase something like=’care@share1’)
6. Enable MAC address filter (Optional for more security).

How to verify Wire security?
1. Check who is connected to the wireless modem can be seen in
Status>Local Network or DHCP or ARP
2.
Install the tool “WPA Security tester” for Android Phones.
(Caution: Don’t miss use this tool for any other purpose)
Click here to download WPA-TESTER

SNAP SHOT of ADSL modem settings and WPA-tester apps:



WPS-WPA TESTER