Turn Wi-Fi network security on
To properly protect your network, be sure to enable network security. This means entering a Wi-Fi password to connect to your network.
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: If you didn’t get your modem from us, check the manufacturer's manual for instructions.
Use firewall and antivirus software
Install antivirus and firewall software on each computer that can access your network. Update this software regularly to get the best protection. Learn about AT&T AntiVirus Plus powered by McAfee
Change the device access code on your gateway
Gateways and modems have a default device access code. Anyone with this code can access your gateway and change your settings, including the network password.
For an extra layer of protection, be sure to change your device access code
Hide your Wi-Fi network name
Your Wi-Fi network name shows up whenever anyone searches for available networks in the area. Hiding the name makes it harder for others to hack into your network. Learn how to hide your Wi-Fi network name
Try advanced security options
Are you tech-savvy? Do you have advanced networking knowledge? Many routers and modems have features like MAC address filtering that can make your WiFi network even more secure. Learn how to turn on MAC address filtering