Should You Allow Guests To Access Your Wi-Fi Network?

by | Jun 18, 2019

Do you have guest access to your company Wi-Fi network? Or do you simply give out the same password that your employees use?

If you give out your password, you’re practically opening the door for anyone to come in and steal private information and infect your computers. If you have consumer-grade wireless, you’re not much better off. You can download apps and software targeted towards standard home routers (such as Linksys and Netgear) to gain access from your parking lot!

The key to providing free guest Wi-Fi access is in segregation and security. Your Wi-Fi guests need to be completely isolated and segregated from your private network (something we can do for you). Your guests should not be able to reach your internal computer network—period!

In addition, your home Wi-Fi network is another entry point for hackers. Cybercriminals can hack home routers and gain access to various internet-connected devices like home security systems and IoT (The Internet of Things) appliances, TV’s, and gaming systems.

Here’s a fun fact: One of the most successful hacks in history, bringing down major sites like Netflix and Google, was primarily launched from Wi-Fi-connected appliances such as refrigerators, microwaves, and thermostats.

Need to shore up your business Wi-Fi? Give us a call now.