Secure Your Home Network with Managed WiFi

Mar 2, 2020Blog

One thing is for certain, your devices are only as safe as the network that they are connected to. This goes for your standard devices and smart devices. That is why it is important to make sure that your wireless home network is as secure as possible.

WiFi security and cybersecurity are crucial, especially for a wireless home network. A wired connection is more secure by default, but wholly less efficient. There’s no question about it. Today, a wireless network is ubiquitous. And for good reason. But with so many devices (and therefore private information) connected wirelessly, we are more susceptible to cyberattacks.

So, since your WiFi home network isn’t going away, it’s time to add in as much security as possible. But that can feel like a lot to deal with, right? It doesn’t have to be! Managed WiFi is a thing, and if home networking feels overwhelming to you, you need to get on board.

But before we cover securing and managing your wireless home network, there a few terms you need to know when it comes to home networking:

WiFi – This is the “wireless” part. WiFi allows your devices to connect to the internet and to one another without using cords or cables. WiFi is an essential part of a smart home.

Modem – A modem is a piece of hardware that translates the WiFi signal from your internet service provider (ISP) for your computer to connect to your WiFi network. A cable modem delivers high-speed internet which is essential for a smart home.

Router – A router is a piece of hardware that is essential to your home network. The router provides a connection between the modem and your other devices, like your computer, smartphone or even smart plugs.

All three of these components are interconnected and are essential to your home network. So, now that you know more about these three components, how do you best manage them all? By using a managed WiFi solution. 

What is managed WiFi?

Managed WiFi is a maintenance and support tool for your wireless home network. A managed WiFi solution takes the hard work out of your hands and allows service providers to remotely troubleshoot and improve your home network. Typically, managed WiFi solution platforms utilize cloud-based monitoring and administrative tools to make sure that your home network is optimized for peak performance.

Other notable managed WiFi benefits can include:

  • Managing gateways (your router) and devices
  • Seeing all devices connected to your network
  • Seeing your WiFi signal strength for all devices connected to your network
  • Seeing the how much bandwidth each device consumes
  • Managing WiFi extenders
  • Managing guest networks
  • Improving your network security
  • Receiving security and performance alerts

Why should I manage my WiFi network?

Managed WiFi does the work for you. It basically acts as your in-home, 24/7 IT monitoring and support service. For this reason, it is important to learn how to manage your home wireless network.

Instead of having to keep track of things like your network performance, every device connected and how your WiFi signal strength is doing, the WiFi manager tool does it all for you.

How do I get managed WiFi for my home network?

To get managed WiFi setup is super easy! A reputable tool like OptimTM Managed Wi-Fi solution is available through reputable Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Give a call today and start securing your home network.

Simply put, Optim makes sure everything is secure and running smoothly.

In today’s age, with so many connected devices and more to come, managed WiFi is crucial.

You can learn more about home networking and Wi-Fi security with Actiontec’s Complete Guide to WiFi Networking. For the latest news in technology, check out Actiontec’s blog.

 

 

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