At Bright House Networks, we’re concerned for your online safety. We want your family to have all the convenience of a vibrant home network within a safe Internet environment. Here are the top three risks to not securing your wireless network:
- You could be exposing your family to identity theft or worse.
- Hackers could steal important information you have stored on your computer, such as credit card numbers, passwords and bank account statements.
- Your service could experience unnecessary disruption.
Below are some simple steps to determine if your preferred wireless network is secure, as well as information on how to set up a secure wireless network in your home. Note: This is applicable to most Windows operating systems.
STEP 1: Locate your Start menu and click on Control Panel.
STEP 2: Go to Network Connections and click…That will open the window. Right click and select Properties. In some cases, in Classic View or the XP Control Panel view, you may have to click twice to access this screen.
STEP 3: Click on the Wireless Network tab and select your preferred wireless connection. Double click on this connection. Find your network name or SSID and it will tell you if you are using a security-enabled network or are “locked down.”
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