Wired / Wireless Networking and Security for your Home or Business
Network Repair and Support
Computer networks interact with nearly every aspect of the modern business and directly impact workers productivity. Mobile ITechs has been providing network repair and support services to businesses and residents in the Richmond, VA for over 20 years. Whether you’re fighting printers that won’t respond, or computers that won't connect to the internet rest assured that our technicians are ready to help you get things running smoothly and efficiently again.
Networking Services / Installation
- LAN/WAN management
- VoIP Phone System
- Business domain server & workstation
- Home file and media server setup
- Point of sale
- File / Folder sharing
- Network backup server
- Network Printer
- Router/ VPN / Gaming configuration
- Verizon / Comcast Networking
- Wireless access point / Range extender
- Network Bridge Configuration
- Static IP management
- Sage / PeachTree
- GoldMine.... and many more.
Keeping Your Wireless Network Safe
Most home or office computer network have a router with wireless access. The distance a wireless signal can be detected depends on the router’s signal strength and building material used in your house. Standard routers usually provide a signal strong enough for anyone in your home or office. If you have a dead zone on the patio or in the basement, you may need a wireless amplifier or sometime relocating the router toward the center of the building will solve the problem. Here are some of the best practices about wireless security and how to ensure a safe wireless connection.
Protect network access with strong password
Because wireless signals spread in all directions, it's possible for someone living next to you (or in a vehicle near your office) to detect your wireless network. If your network doesn't have a password, anyone can access it. To improve wireless security, you’ll want to create a strong password that uses:
• At least eight characters.
• Letters (including capitals).
• Special symbols.
Don’t use anything easily guessed (phone numbers, birthdays or street address). Also if you live in an apartment building with many other resident, name your network something other than your last name to make it hard for your neighbors to find out which particular wireless signal is yours.
Wireless networks also have different levels of data encryption. Ideally, look for WPA 2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2). If your router has only WPA version 1, use that. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) was the first wireless security standard and, while better than nothing, is easily hacked.
Contact one of our certified computer professional to help you setup your wireless router and devises for maximum security.