Century IT blog

Securing a Wireless Access Point

January 17th, 2012


From a network security point of view you should assume that every Wi-Fi system is insecure! Yours included!




By leveraging the technology built into wireless access points and routers you can make your Wi-Fi system more and more secure but it’s ‘safe’ to say that anyone with enough time and resources will be eventually be able to circumvent your Wi-Fi security and gain access to your network.


By properly securing your Wi-Fi you can make it more difficult and time consuming for a hacker to breach your Wi-Fi security and hopefully less likely to want to spend the time on your Wi-Fi system and move onto an easier target.


The time a hacker can take to break into your Wi-Fi system increases significantly if you implement the following technologies:-


  • Increasing Wi-Fi Encryption Level
  • MAC Address Filtering
  • Binding IP Address to MAC Address
  • Hiding a SSID
  • Replace old hardware which only works on WEP


In the same context that any internet connected computer’s security can be breached, any Wi-Fi system’s security can be breached.


If you need help or advice securing your network, give us a call. We don’t just do Wi-Fi but are experts in computers, networks, servers, internet and email.



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I.T Suite Back in Business Thanks to Fundraisers

January 14th, 2012

Minstead Training Trust in the New Forest, Hampshire.


(Southern Daily Echo 14th January 2012 – Excited Students from Minstead Training Project in the new IT Suite.)



Southern Daily Echo 14th January 2012 – Excited Students from Minstead Training Project in the new IT Suite.



The Minstead Training Project has installed a new IT Suite with funds raised from a 3 Peaks walking and climbing charity challenge, where brave (and fit) volunteers had to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon within a 24 hour period.Minstead Training’s Roy Baker – Finance Director, Century IT Services’ Paul Marsh – Partner & Rick Burt – Partner


Ben Nevis is the highest mountain (1344 metres) in the British Isles and is located in the Scottish Highlands.


Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England at 978 metres and is located in the Lake District National Park in Cumbia.


Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales (1085 metres), located in the Snowdonia National Park.


Century IT Services were approached for their specialist I.T knowledge and expertise (as well as their flexibility with working with charities) to advise and install the new I.T suite of Windows 7 computers and Microsoft Small Business server so there could be maximum functionality and benefit to the students.


Century I.T Services provides I.T Support, I.T Installation and Maintenance Contracts to businesses in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Sussex





In addition, the I.T Suite can easily be used as an Internet café as well, utilising a shared broadband internet access with Skype and webcams. There are a range of learning applications and software as well as copiers and printers.
The I.T Suite is already in use by the students and staff as well as Furzey Gardens so they can produce signs and photography for Furzey Gardens based near Lyndhurst, Hampshire. The IT Suite will be used by students and staff to offer training and research. 


The Minstead Training Project was founded in 1986 and offers whole year round services in residential and day care and training in Work, Life and Social Skills to adults who have learning disabilites.


Since the Project started they have earned a reputation for our unique style of high quality care, commitment and excellence.


To find out more about Minstead Training Project, their 3 peaks challenge or the new I.T Suite, you can follow the Minstead Training Project on Facebook HERE


www.minsteadtt.org  www.furzey-gardens.org