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 Wireless home network security Security is a top priority for Verizon, and it should be a strong consideration of everyone who has a wireless home network. Consequences of not protecting your network can range from neighbors enjoying free Internet access at your expense to identity theft.

How can I help protect my wireless home network?
  1. Keep your software up-to-date
  2. Protect your network from viruses and spyware
  3. Change your router password if you're still using the factory default setting
  4. Use the strongest network security encryption compatible with your network devices
  5. Use firewall software to protect your computer
  6. Position the router or gateway to limit your exposure
  7. Turn off your wireless network if you are going to be gone for extended periods of time
Wireless Network Encryption FAQs
  1. Should I use WPA2, WPA or WEP encryption on my network?
  2. If WPA2 and WPA encryption are more secure, why does Verizon ship its routers with WEP encryption enabled?
  3. What compatibility issues should I consider before using WPA2 or WPA encryption?
  4. How can I change my wireless network to WPA2 or WPA encryption?
  5. How can I change my network's WEP encryption key?
  6. How can I find my wireless home network's security settings (SSID, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)?
Strengthen Your
Network Security


Change the network encryption on your wireless network to WPA2 or WPA.
How can I find my network's SSID? How can I find my network's SSID?


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