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Interpret Home Networking Security Check Results

Last Updated: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 > Related Articles

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Summary

This article provides the results of Home Networking Security Check. To resolve any security issues that may be detected, refer to the following tables or your manufacturer user guide.

Solution

The following tables describe the results of Home Networking Security Check.

Note: Cox only provides telephone support for customers who rent a WiFi modem from Cox.

Encryption Results 

If Security Check Results are...This Means...Then...
N/A - You are not connected to a Wireless network.You do not have a wireless connection. The security check needs a wireless connection to run. You may be connected via Ethernet or your wireless is turned off.

Ensure you are using a PC with a wireless connection. If so, check your wireless connections and settings.

Refer to vendor list for links to vendor support sites for detailed steps.

AT RISK - Your wireless network security is not enabled.You do not have any wireless encryption enabled on your wireless network. Other people could access your network or obtain your private information without your permission.

Enable wireless security encryption.

Refer to vendor list for links to vendor support sites for detailed steps.

MOSTLY SECURE - Your wireless network has weak security enabled.You have WEP wireless security enabled. This type of security may be helpful, but is not hard to defeat.

Recommend changing to WPA or WPA2 if possible.

Refer to vendor list for links to vendor support sites for detailed steps.

SECURE - Your network security is enabled, no further action is needed.You have WPA or WPA2 wireless encryption enabled to protect your network.

No further action may be needed.

Refer to the Learn More page for additional ways to secure your wireless home network.

 Admin Password Results 
If Device access password is...This Means...Then...
At default valueThe device admin password appears to be set to the manufacturer's default password. Anyone who connects to your network could change its settings without your knowledge.

Change the default admin password.

Refer to vendor list for links to vendor support sites for detailed steps.

Unknown or blankThe tool is unable to determine if the device admin password has been changed / customized or if it remains at its default value.

Confirm a password has been set and has been changed from the default.

Refer to vendor list for links to vendor support sites for detailed steps.

CustomizedThe device admin password has been personalized improving the security of your network settings.No further action is needed.

 


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