How can I protect my privacy while using a wireless Internet connection?

When setting up a wireless server at home, do not be hasty in your installation. Always make sure you are properly protecting your signal and your information. Otherwise, people can hijack your bandwidth and/or invade your privacy. To combat this, always change the default administrative passwords on your new system. Also, install a reputable and updated security program. Make sure this service includes virus protection and a firewall capability. When you are notified by your network security system that updates are available, be sure to update. Also, perform a virus scan of your hard drive once a week.