It is important to ensure your in-home network is secure to ensure that others are not connecting to your network and stealing bandwidth, which reduces your speeds. Cox WiFi Modems are pre-configured with the ideal WiFi and security settings. If you do not have a Cox provided WiFi Modem, you can verify your in-home WiFi security settings to make sure it’s secured by using the following information. If your network is not secure, you can enable the network security to keep others from accessing your network and data.
Recommended Security Settings
The recommended setting is WPA2 which is WiFi Protected Access II. WPA2 is the best security available and is required for 802.11n and 802.11ac WiFi standards. Additionally, WPA2 is strongly recommended to achieve the fastest speeds possible.For additional information about securing your network, refer to Ways to Secure Your Wireless Network
Other Security Settings (Not Recommended)
There are older encryption types such as WEP. WEP means you have Wired Equivalent Privacy, which is an older type of encryption that is less secure than WPA or WPA2. Cox recommends that you upgrade your router to WPA2.