Security of Belkin® Router
Wireless technology has made computer networks more efficient and useful. Network cables, HUBS or switch were used to connect computer in the network and network cables were the limitation. With the help you of wireless technology you can interconnect computers in a network without wires. Belkin router is one of the best wireless routers available in the market. You need to have a wireless network adapter in each computer in the network and you can set up the Belkin wireless router to form a network. Any computer who has access to the router can access all the shared devices and other computers in the network. Belkin wireless router even allows you share Internet connection with other network users. Wireless signals are used by each computer and router to communicate with each other. The wireless network is open for access and anyone in the network range who has a computer with wireless network card can access the Belkin router if necessary security measures are not taken. The risk of virus infection is high when the computer is using a wireless network.
- Belkin Router Security settings
- Antivirus and Firewall
- Security settings Issues
Belkin Router Security settings
Unauthorized users can spread viruses and other malicious scripts on the network and that can result in various network issues and file corruptions. Belkin wireless router provides you variety of security options. You can type in the IP address of the router to access the router configuration page. You can configure a SSID and WEP which would block unauthorized access. Any user who tries to access the network would be prompted to enter the SSID, fail which the access would be denied. Anyone who can access the router configuration page can change the security settings. So, set a secure password for the router configuration page to prevent unauthorized access.
Antivirus and Firewall
Viruses are real threats and they can create many problems in the network and computers. You need to install an effective antivirus program which can scan the computer and block all sort malicious scripts and viruses. Belkin wireless router configuration page allows you enable Firewall to block hackers and intruders. There many antivirus program which comes with a firewall. You can choice any one of them and configure the firewall to provide high security.
Rarely may you come across some security settings issue in Belkin router. You may find that you are unable to enable or configure the WPS, SSID or WEP settings. This issue could occur because you are not type in the SSID or other required information as specified in the user manual. If the issue occurs even after typing in the correct information, you can easily hit the reset button to reset the router settings and then try to re-configure the security settings. If the security settings cannot be modified even after resetting the router, you need to update the routers firmware. Firewall monitors, each and every communication ports and blocks some communication ports for security. After you configure the firewall settings, you may find that some programs fail to access Internet to run update. Some website and access to some computer would be blocked. In such cases you need to modify the firewall by adding 'Exceptions' to the Firewall settings.
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