Wireless network security is an important part of keeping your information and household computers as safe as possible. Wi-Fi security need not be complicated, however. It's actually as simple as the following steps.

  • Make sure your network requires a password to gain access: While it may take a bit of research through the owner’s manual or some time on the phone with a tech-support person, it's actually quite easy to restrict your wireless network as a first step toward wireless network security. Many times, your network is set to require a password by default, so all you may have to do is check.
  • Change your basic settings. Most wireless routers come with a default password and network name. To maintain Wi-Fi security however, you should change these settings to something only you and your family know. Your router's instructions should tell you how.
  • Turn on encryption. Almost all wireless routers have encryption, which converts transmissions over your network into a code to prevent unauthorized access. However, some routers require you to manually turn on encryption. Once again, the installation directions should explain how to do this.

These basic wireless network security practices are the virtual equivalent of keeping your car doors locked. At Ally Bank, we take your security seriously. At Allybank.com, we provide a detailed explanation of how we keep your accounts secure online so that you're free to enjoy the convenience of anytime, anywhere banking.

Learn more at Allybank.com or call live, 24/7 customer care at 877-247-ALLY (2559) today.

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See Part 1: Online-Banking Security Starts With Your PC: The Basics of Home Security
See Part 2: How to Keep a Computer Safe for Online Banking

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