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New Hacking Tools Pose Bigger Threats to Wi-Fi Users // Change to WPA2

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New Hacking Tools Pose Bigger Threats to Wi-Fi Users // Change to WPA2

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Security is important, check out this article from the NYTimes

 

If you want to change your security settings and you don't feel you are tech savy, then download Verizon's In Home Agent

 

Once you have downloaded it and installed it, you will see a splash screen that has an Enter Button.  Start by clicking there.

  • click Internet (picture of a laptop)
  • click Network and Wireless Set up
  • click Wireless Set up and Security Upgrade (at the bottom of all the selections)
  • click Upgrade your Wireless Settings to WPA/WPA2 and hit next

 

The next screen is an introductory screen.  Simply read it and hit next to proceed

The next screen is relatively important information regarding device compatibility. If you have older wifi devices read this.

 

  • Click Next when you're ready to proceed
  • Click WPA2 and then hit next

 

Make you're unique password.  This can be numbers, letters, special characters (!@#&* etc...)

Keep in mind the length of the password.  I recommend nothing less than 9 Characters (uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers special characters)

 

After you're done selecting your password - just hit finish and you should be SAFE AND SECURE!

 

 

Advanced users can click here for instructions and a walk through from Actiontec

 

 

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Re: New Hacking Tools Pose Bigger Threats to Wi-Fi Users // Change to WPA2

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Hello Hubrisnxs,

Thank you for providing this information in reference to securing wireless networks.

Shamika_Vz Verizon Support

Notice: Content posted by Verizon employees is meant to be informational and does not supersede or change the Verizon Forums User Guidelines or Terms or Service, or your Customer Agreement Terms and Conditions or Plan.

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Re: New Hacking Tools Pose Bigger Threats to Wi-Fi Users // Change to WPA2

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Hello Hubrisnxs,

Thank you for providing this information in reference to securing wireless networks.

Shamika_Vz Verizon Support

Notice: Content posted by Verizon employees is meant to be informational and does not supersede or change the Verizon Forums User Guidelines or Terms or Service, or your Customer Agreement Terms and Conditions or Plan.

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Re: New Hacking Tools Pose Bigger Threats to Wi-Fi Users // Change to WPA2

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hub you cannot use symbols on a 128 bit encryption modem.only on 256bit encryption modems,9charactor password is not secure. some modems like actiontec gt784wn have a default password of 17 charactors fyi it's not good to use default.encryption is all about the length of the passord on wpa2-aes you can use 8-63 charactors.https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm       FOLKS LEARN HOW TO SECURE YOUR WIRELESS NETWORK!!!!!!!

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