How can I create a strong password for my wireless connection?

Here are a few tips:

  • Secure your connection with the strongest encryption method that’s supported by your router. (example: WPA-PSK ) Newer model modems often have stronger encryption methods.
  • Use a strong password that is difficult to break. Using a password different than other passwords you often use may be helpful. You could also consider using numbers, syllables, etc. that are different than other common combinations like your anniversary date, birthday date or name of your pet/children.
  • Change the name of your internet network. The default network name that comes pre-programmed into most routers firmware usually identifies the brand of router you’re using – a very handy piece of information for a hacker. Unlike the password, you can use anything you want for the network name since it doesn’t really need to be kept a secret.