Security is Your Responsibility
secure your wireless network
NCTC is committed to providing our customers with the
best Internet experience possible. Many of our customers
are using a wireless access point in conjunction with
our Redline High Speed DSL Service. Regardless of the
manufacturer of the wireless access point you are using
(many have our M505 DSL Modems, with built-in wireless
functionality) NCTC recommends that you follow some
simple steps to ensure that your wireless network is
safe and secured.
Tip 1: Do you use your wireless?
If you're not using your wireless, turn it
off. Wi-Fi is a convenient way to connect to a network
but if you are not using it there is no reason to have
2: Don't let strangers use your network
Password-protect your wireless connection and
periodically change the password. Turn on WEP (wired
equivalency privacy) or WPA (Wi-Fi protected access)
on all of your devices, including your router, your
media center, and any game system platforms that utilize
wireless connectivity (Xbox, Playstation, Wii, etc).
Tip 3: Move your wireless router
Place the wireless access point away from windows
and near the center of your house to decrease the signal
strength outside of the intended coverage area.
Tip: 4: Defend your computer
Keep all software current (including your Web
browser) with automatic updates. Use firewall, anti-virus,
anti-spam, and antispyware software from a source that
you trust and watch out for fake alerts for security
If you have one of our M505 modems with the built-in
wireless you can follow our easy to use guide located
on our website at http://www.nctc.net/wireless
If you have a different access point you should follow
the setup instructions for securing your access point
provided by your manufacturer.