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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.

Information Verizon was recently made aware of a potential security risk to many popular models of outers; especially routers that are not protected by a strong password.

Please take a few minutes to review the Router Security Update page for more information.


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 or gateway's password if you are still using the default value
  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 network encryption on my network?
  2. If WPA2 or WPA encryption is more secure, why does Verizon ship its routers and gateways with WEP encryption enabled?
  3. What compatibility issues should I consider before using WPA encryption?
  4. How can I change my wireless home network to WPA2 or WPA encryption?
  5. How can I change my network's WEP encryption key?
  6. How can I change my network's SSID?

More Wireless Networking Security FAQs

  1. How can I find my router or gateway's default user name and password?
  2. How can I find my network's SSID?
  3. How can I find my wireless network's security settings (SSID, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)?
  4. How can I change my router or gateway's password?
Strengthen Your
Network Security


Change the network encryption on your wireless home network to WPA2 or WPA.
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