We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Tech Helproom


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

router


spanish lady

Likes # 0

do I have to have a security lock on my wireless router

Like this post
chub_tor

Likes # 0

I presume that you don't mean a physical lock to secure it to the desk but a security code that needs to be entered so that it cannot be accessed remotely. If so the answer is most definitely yes and you should go for the latest WPA2 if your PC and your router support it. Without security it is possible for outsiders (possibly literally sitting outside your house) to gain access to your router and hence to your PC where with a minimum of effort they could gain access to any stored passwords, pin numbers or credit card info that you might have unwittingly stored when buying over the internet.

If you have the router manual, or the setup disk that came with it, it should be a simple matter to access the router and set up a security code.

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy S6 launch as it happened: Galaxy S6 launch video and live blog - watch again as...

IDG UK Sites

5 things we hate about MWC: What it's like to be a journalist at a technology trade show

IDG UK Sites

Interview: Lauren Currie aims to help design students bridge skills gap

IDG UK Sites

12in Retina MacBook Air release date rumours: new MacBook Air to have fingerprint ID, could launch...