Who don’t want to be secure ?
I think everyone need securing their assets. The more meaning something to somebody, the better somebody protect/securing that something. Ehehehe sounds classy isn’t it ? … yeahh but i think in nowadays internet era, you should make sure everything is secure.
OK. Back to idea how to securing your wireless router TP-Link MR3420.
In radio world, or let say wireless era, nobody seems care enough how the data being transmitted and or receive. In my opinion it’s crucial for everyone need to know how data being transmitted via wireless.
Without security, the data you transmit to the router can be read by everyone in the wireless distribution range. Off course with specific effort they can read everything you send and or receive via wireless.
Scare enough ? if you feel not, than you can ignore what i write below, because i write for everyone who scare the data they send/receive is being read by someone else without permission.
With security set in place, it will reduce the possibility your data is being intercepted during send/receive between your device and your wireless router.
Oke first of all, you need to change the default root/admin password for that router. Why ? because everybody know what the default password is, and can access your router to modify what they like to modify.
If you already done that, good for you :)
Next step is setting wireless security. Look at the image in the left. Click Wireless menu, and then choose Wireless Security.
In the middle panel, choose option WPA/WPA2 – Personal(Recommended) . And select WPA2-PSK for Version, AES as Encryption. PSK Password set to whatever you like. This Password will be asked when you are trying to connect to the router wireless. And then click Save.
With this already done, you have secure data transmit between your device and wireless router.
To add more robust security, you can add one more security layer to the wireless router. What is that ? It is Wireless MAC Filtering .
What for ? For filtering who can connect to the wireless router.
How to do that ? Refer to picture above, just click at the Wireless MAC Filtering.
And then do this steps :
Enable Wireless MAC Filtering, if it’s still Disabled
In Filtering Rules, choose Allow, and then you can Add New entry (your WiFi physical address (MAC Address) for allowing your specific wireless client that can connect to the network.