Home Wifi Hints and Tips

Many people are enamoured with having their home WiFi carry their name. You should know that many ne’er-do-wells are pleased when your wifi carries your name. They will bet that the password is either your home phone number or the name of one of your children (both of which are public info).

Your WiFi is easily renamed, that makes it just a little bit harder for someone to get into your home WiFi, therefore, harder to get to your home-use devices of all kinds.

Today, many people are setting up homes fully wired with cameras, lights, security systems and appliances. Someone in Russia will be talking to your refrigerator or some 14 year old geek will know what time you came home last night. SO PROTECT YOUR WIFI!

Many computer experts recommend that you replace a modem that is more than 5 years old.

For added security, consider turning off your modem at night,unless your phone is provided by your internet company. For example, if your internet and phone are from Comcast turning off your modem will disable your phone.

ATT offers the old “hardwired” phones. Those of us who do not have internet service still have that.

Some of us may have ATT internet. With that, ATT offers a cheaper phone over the internet (voice over internet protocol). If you have this set up, you are currently in violation of Wynmoor rules to have a phone that connects to the Wynmoor wide security system. The ATT internet phone is unable to connect to our security system.

If you have a Comcast phone, you are required to notify Protection One. At no cost to you, Protection One will come to your condo and change the signal so that it will be compatible with the Wynmoor security system.

 

This article graciously is provided by Pat O’Brien. He includes the following disclaimer.

NO GUARANTEES HERE; USE THESE IDEAS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THESE ARE JUST SUGGESTIONS; I MAKE NO CLAIMS OF PROTECTION.

 

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