What is Wi-fi
Wi-fi which is also known as Wireless LAN is a signal over the air that your computer can use to connect to a network and in most cases use that network to connect to the internet. Lots of homes have Wireless Networks which allow their portable devices to connect to the internet around the house. The problem is if you can log onto this network and access the internet what’s stopping next door from using it or a stranger sitting in their car outside?
The Answer is ENCRYPTION
By encrypting the connection you can stop other people, who do not know the encryption key, from using your internet. The different types of encryption available vary in complexity but any thing is better than nothing.
WEP is the most basic encryption and can be hacked in approximately 30 minutes of less. Even though it is easy to hack this will stop 99% of people from getting on your internet.
The prefered encryption is:
This is the most advanced Encryption and very very difficult if not impossible to hack. Have this on your Wireless Router and you will have nothing to worry about.