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Introduction

In this section we provide some tips and tricks that can strengthen your WiFi signal, protect your WiFi security and important suggestions when you need to use free public WiFi.

10 Tips to Boost WiFi Signal

1. Set your router to reboot on a schedule;
2. Turn an old router into a WiFi repeater;
3. Boost your router's signal with a bit of hacking;
4. Increase WiFi range with DIY tricks like the Windsurfer made by tinfoil, an old beer can or a cooking strainer;
5. Limit applications that hog your speed;
6. Thwart WiFi thieves with better security;
7. Get rid of interference from other appliances;
8. Find the right wireless channel;
9. Find the perfect spot for your router;
10. Use the latest WiFi technologies.

Where to Put Your WiFi Router

1. Figure out where in your house you use wireless most often and put the router within a clean line of sight to that room, preferably on the first floor;
2. Don't put your router on the floor. Get your router off the ground at least 5-7 feet if possible;
3. Don't put your router near the window. You might as well throw half your signal out the window;
4. Avoid locations next to or behind your TV because media components like this can seriously affect your wireless performance;
5. Stay away from enclosed consoles with heat producing appliances like a DVD player or game console;
6. Steer clear of basic home appliances like cordless phones and microwaves that also can affect performance;
7. Don't hide your router. Set it up out in the open, not tucked in a cabinet;
8. Keep it away from fish tank because wireless signals don't pass well through water.

10 Necessary Operations for WiFi Security

1. Change default router administrator username and password;
2. Turn on WPA/WEP encryption;
3. Change the default SSID and password;
4. Enable MAC address filtering;
5. Disable SSID broadcast;
6. Do not auto-connect to open WiFi networks;
7. Assign static IP addresses to devices;
8. Enable firewalls on each computer and the router;
9. Position the router or access point safely;
10. Turn off the network during extended periods of non-use.

Things to Remember when Using Public WiFi

1. Be aware because public WiFi is inherently insecure;
2. Make sure all of your devices - laptops, smartphone, tablets, etc., are protected by a rigorous anti-malware and security solution and ensure that it's updated as regularly as possible;
3. Treat all WiFi links with suspicion and never connect to an unknown or unrecognized wireless access point;
4. Try to verify it's a legitimate wireless connection. Some bogus links set up by malicious users will have a connection name that's deliberately similar to the coffee shop, hotel or venue that's offering free WiFi - ask their employees for their legitimate WiFi access point - such as the connection's name and IP address;
5. Using a VPN (virtual private network) when you connect to a public WiFi network can prevent cybercriminals from intercepting your data;
6. Avoid logging into websites social networking sites, online banking services or any websites that store your credit card information;
7. If you have to access any websites that store or require the input of any sensitive information, it is strongly suggested to access them via your cell phone network, instead of the public WiFi connection;
8. WPA2 encryption is stronger than WEP and WPA;
9. Pay attention to fraud warnings from web browsers;
10. Do not use the same password on different websites
11. Don't stay permanently signed in to accounts;
12. When using a hotspot, log in or send personal information only to websites that you trust.

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