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Protect your Network Access at Home

After successfully setting up a wireless network in your home or small office be sure to secure it by following some of the recommended steps listed below.

 
Use a wireless transmitter with built-in security.

Most wireless base stations, gateways, or routers provide built-in security features listed here which can protect your network from the most common wireless security risks if they are implemented correctly.

  • Work behind a firewall

  • Specify a unique network name (SSID)

  • Use wireless encryption

  • Enable MAC address filtering

The following document provides more detail around these topics.

 

Notebook PCs - Securing Your Wireless  Network (In English)

 

Secure your wireless network automatically

Use the HP Network Assistant to enable wireless security settings automatically.

Start using the HP Network Assistant

Click here to start using the HP Network Assistant

 

Close Your Network

If possible, prevent your network name (SSID) from being broadcast by the wireless transmitter Most wireless Access Points and Routers broadcast the name by default, telling any computer nearby that your network is available.  By "closing" the network, other computers are less likely to know that your network exists.

Note: If your network is closed and the SSID is not broadcast, you will need to either remember or have written down the SSID in order to connect new devices to the network.

 
 
Related Support and Online Tools

Learn how to make your network productive and secure and get the information you need using the following links.

Notebook PCs - Securing Your Wireless  Network (In English)

Microsoft: Wireless Network Security

Microsoft: How to Make Your Wireless Network More Secure

HP Procurve

HP ProcurveHP Procurve: Wireless Security—Four Steps You Need to Take

 

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