You may be surprised to learn that there are things you can do to improve the security of your devices and network. From creating a solid and complex password to keeping devices locked when they are unattended, many DIY cybersecurity practices are simple yet effective to maintain. Separating WI-FI networks is one of these practices.
Whether your network is a home or office setup, having a separate guest network has more advantages than just maintaining the bandwidth. Having a separate guest network segregates devices off your primary network. This is an excellent cybersecurity practice as being on a different network will inhibit foreign devices from traversing your personal information or, if in the office, your company’s sensitive information. When setting up a guest network, be sure to include a password for use so the network is not wide open for just anyone to join.
In addition, when you set up your guest network as an added layer of security, you can authorize device isolations on your network. Device isolation will protect against other devices on the guest network from potentially hacking one’s systems. Most basic routers have a switch you can physically flip called “Guest Isolation.”
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