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    Prevent the Piggy Back!  

     
    If you have been having problems with your internet connection, it could be because your open Wi-Fi is being hijacked by piggy backers.  Piggy Backers could use your open network and clog up your connection or worse, hack into your system and steal your private information.  
     
    Protect yourself and your connection.  Prevent piggy backers by setting a strong password for your Wi-Fi router.  
     
    As we continue our How To series for the month of April, Tech4Life will take you through the steps to configure your router.
     
    In general, you will need to access configuration page of your router using the username and password provided by either the ISP or the manufacturer of the router, then browse to the Wi-Fi setup/configuration page and then enter the required password.  
     
    Don’t forget to save your changes, then connect to ensure that your changes took effect.
     
    If you have a Flow Wi-Fi router, then follow these detailed steps.
     
    Step 1 - Go to the Wi-Fi LOGIN page, for the username you enter “admin” (all common letters), for the password enter “password” all common letters (note this not the WIFI password) this is just to access modem…press ENTER
     
    Step 2 - Click on Wireless Setup, Under Basic Setup Tab look for SECURITY MODE, click the arrow next to it and choose WPA2-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre Shared Key)
     
    Step 3 - Scroll down to ENCRYPTION ALGORITHM choose TKIP/AES
     
    Step 4 - Then the final step, enter the password of your choice in the Pre-Shared Key field. NOTE the password must be more than 8 characters and can include letters A to Z and numbers 0 to 9
     
    Step 5 - Click Apply wait about 20 to 30 seconds then disconnect from the modem if you had used a cable and try to connect to your wireless network…you should get a window asking for a password, enter the wireless password wait a few seconds and you should be able to connect.
     
    Always use a strong password.  We recommend that your password be at least 8 characters long.  Mix numbers with letters and special characters but make sure you can remember your password.
     
    If you don't set a password, anyone with the default information may be able to change it for you.  If you fall victim to this hoax, or if you just forget your password, your can reset your router to the default factory settings, but holding the reset button for 30 seconds.
     
    Post by TECH4LIFE host: Carlette Deleon