How to secure my MTNL wireless network?

nevillek

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I have changed from MTNL's wired modem to their wireless modem 450TC1. I do have a safe username and password set to avoid intruders but would like to get more security because I came across this website which mentions:

The first line of defense for your Wi-Fi network is encryption, which encodes the data transmitted between your PC and your wireless router. Unfortunately, most routers ship with encryption turned off, and many users don't turn it on, leaving themselves completely exposed. If you haven't already, enable your router's encryption, and use the strongest form supported by your network. The Wireless Protected Access (WPA) protocol and more recent WPA2 have supplanted the older and less-secure Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP). Go with WPA or WPA2 if at all possible, since WEP is relatively easy to crack. (You have to use the same form on all devices on your network; you can't mix WEP and WPA.) The keys used by WPA and WPA2 change dynamically, which make them nearly impossible to hack.

So how do I know which protocol is the wifi using? Also, how do I set it up on all devices on my network as mentioned above?
 

essbebe

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In this modem/router all options are available.
Only in the modem WEP wpA etc are set.

In same page another option MAC filter is available.



You have to enable it and add the MAC address of ALL devices
Laptop/smartphone/printers etc for more security.
 

socrates

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I would suggest using WPA2 on your router if your other gadgets which are going to be connected thru wifi to the router support it AND use MAC filtering :)
 


nevillek

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In this modem/router all options are available.
Only in the modem WEP wpA etc are set.

In same page another option MAC filter is available.



You have to enable it and add the MAC address of ALL devices
Laptop/smartphone/printers etc for more security.

Can you please explain me where to do all this?

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Hey guys, I found where to do all this. The authentication type is set to 'WPA-PSK' ...should I change it to WPA2-PSK?
 

nevillek

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Yes, change it to wpa2-psk

Okay, thanks, and what about TPIK/AES? It's set to 'TPIK/AES' but I read online that AES is the preferred one?
 


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