Preventing home network intrusions
Good morning. I need to tighten the security on my Linksys EA4500 router. I have been seeing different cell phones listed on my Network in File Explorer.
I am using WPA/WPA2 Mixed Personal encryption. Obviously, my password was not tough enough. Knowing most of my neighbors and their technical abilities, I didn’t think that I needed a Fort Knox password. Wrong.
In my research I have read that hiding the SSID is worthless (even if I could- not possible on this router), MAC address filtering is not worth the effort if someone technically sophisticated is intent upon breaking into a network.
I will change my router password and WPA2 passphrase today. I have turned off guest access to the network.
Is there anything else that is worthwhile to hinder intrusions?
Thanks for the help./ cel