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For Secured Home Network - Disable DHCP and Use Static IP Addresses

For Secured Home Network - Disable DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) and Use Static IP Addresses

The best thing of Home routers (wired and wireless) is generally automatically assign IP addresses to devices that try to connect to the network. Since most users do not know anything about subnet masksIP addresses, and other details that's why it is efficient and convenient to let the router take care of those details.
For Secured Home Network - Disable DHCP and Use Static IP Addresses
For Secured Home Network - Disable DHCP and Use Static IP Addresses

Probable Risks In Wireless Routers And Networks

The negative side of this convenience is that the router has no sense about which devices to assign addresses to. A wireless device that gets within range of your wireless network equipment may be able to acquire an IP address from your home router. Once the device added to the network, the connected device can access any open network resources, including unsecured media streamers and unsecured local files.

Preventions For Wireless Routers And Networks

For mini-networks such as a home network, you can add additional protection by turning off the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), or automatic IP addressing. You can manually assign static IP addresses and make your wireless network more secure.

Refer to your wireless network router or access point owner's manual for more details about how to access the administration and configuration screen and disable the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol functionality. After you do that, you will need to configure every wireless network devices with a static IP address rather than for automatically acquiring IP address information using DHCP.

To find out what your current IP (Internet Protocol) address status is, you can follow these steps:

The First Step - Open Run menu (Window + R).

The Second Step - Type cmd and press Enter button.
Now your command prompt console open.

The Third Step - Type ipconfig /all in the command prompt console and press Enter button.

The Fourth Step - The result screen will tell you the device's current IP address, subnet mask, Physical address, DHCP status, and default gateway as well as the current DNS Servers.

To reconfigure the IP address settings in Windows, follow these steps:

The First Step - Open Run menu (Window + R) and type Control Panel and after that hit the Enter button.

The Second Step - Click Network Connections.

The Third Step - Locate the device you want to configure.

The Fourth Step - Right-click it and select Properties.

The Fifth Step - Under the connection uses the following items window, scroll to the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties.

The Sixth Step - Choose the radio button next to Use the following IP address and enter the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway of your choosing. For information use the information extracted above as a reference.

The Seventh Step - Choose the radio button next to Use the following DNS server addresses and enter the DNS server IP addresses from the information extracted above.


More For Secured Home Router

Set a strong administrator password on your router. Take advantage of its in-built firewall abilities as well. Keeping routers firmware up to date is also an important factor in your overall network's security.

If you are still using the old and vulnerable WEP-based encryption and your home router does not support the newer WPA-2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) standard, then it may be time to buy a new router.
For Secured Home Network - Disable DHCP and Use Static IP Addresses For Secured Home Network - Disable DHCP and Use Static IP Addresses Reviewed by Technowap on June 20, 2019 Rating: 5

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