Wireless Network Installation
I can ensure that you have all the needed security precautions in place to give you peace of mind when browsing the internet or sharing files between computers.
The growth of wireless networks has been amazing over recent of years, but unfortunately some people still have insecure networks allowing anyone to access them. Remember that a wireless network will cover an area bigger than just your own home, it will likely cover parts of your neighbours houses and the road outside - and any vehicles parked on it. If you are planning to install a wireless network, or have one already, you need to take precautions to avoid any unauthorised access.
At it's most benign, the intrusion could be as simple as a neighbour logging onto your network, using your connection to browse the internet without permission. But it could be significantlty worse:
- An unauthorised person accessing your interet connection without permission downloading large files they could take up all the bandwidth of your conection. Not only would this significantly slow down your own internet connection speeds, but if you have a price plan that has a usage limit, then you could be taken over that limit - resulting in additional charges or your internet being suspended until the next month.
- Someone using your internet connection without permission could view or download illegal material. That activity will show as coming from the connection to your your home. You could be blamed.
- With an unprotected wireless network, someone accessing it could log in to your Router and change the network settings. In a worst case scenario they could add passwords and encryption to lock you out of your own network.
- A simple piece of software easily downloadable off the internet, could allow a hacker to watch everything that you are doing over your wireless internet connection. Imagine that you are booking a holiday online at the time - the hackers has at minimum your credit card details and the dates that your house is going to be empty!!
A well protected wireless network can be a great tool to free up you computer usage, and the potential threats can be almost completely negated. Unfortunately, out of the box, using default settings, some wireless networking equipment leaves your network easily (or freely) accessible. Let me protect your network privacy.