Due to the sophistication of modern threats, making sure that your Wi-Fi is truly secure involves more than just setting a password. In yesterday's post, we went over setting up two separate passwords (one for wireless access, and another for the router administration log in), changing the name of your wireless service set ID and enabling a WAP2 encryption. Here are a few more ideas to help you and your personal information stay well protected.

1. With some wireless routers, you can actually limit the range of signal to a smaller area by reducing your wireless local area network (WLAN) transmitter's power. This feature isn't available on all routers, but if it's on yours, play around with the settings. You still want to make it powerful enough that you can access internet throughout your entire home or business space.

2. If you turn on the filter for Media Access Control (MAC), you can limit your network's acceptance of certain devices, which will make your internet connection faster and your computer less susceptible hackers, reducing your need for virus removal.

3. If you want to regulate the amount of people who can access your Wi-Fi at a specific time, a great option is to limit your dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP). For example, if three people live in your apartment or 12 people work in your office, you can cap the number of "client leases" in your router administration settings. This limits the number of users that can access the Wi-Fi, so that outsiders can't penetrate the network as easily. If you decide to do this, however, you may want to add a few client leases to accommodate guests.

However, even the best protections can still fail. If you think that your computer may have been hacked, contacting your local Maryland virus removal center may be your best option.