Linksys® Router Security Settings
Linksys is now a part of Cisco family. This organization is a leading producer of hardware devices, especially routers. Linksys offers its product for home, small office and also for large organizations. It produces networking products such as wireless as well as wired routers, Ethernet switching equipments, VoIP devices etc in order to fulfill user needs in the field of connectivity. There are different models of Linksys routers like Linksys BEFSX 41 Ethernet router, Linksys WRT54G2 router, Linksys WRT150N router etc. It enables secure Internet connection, powerful encryption techniques etc. It enables various advanced security features within it. Users have the facility to configure the security settings in Linksys routers. Administrator username and password are also some security features included in Linksys router. But before doing so, users are recommended to setup the router.
- Security settings of Linksys router
- Enable the MAC Filter
- Enable Wireless Security Settings
Security settings of Linksys router
There are various security settings in Linksys router. These security settings help users to operate with a corruption free router. The advanced security settings feature in Linksys router offer high speed Internet connection, block accessing of unauthorized websites, offer high security to user privacy and shared information. Some of the Linksys router security settings are WEP, WPA, Firewall features, MAC filtering, HTTP and SSL techniques, username and password etc.
Enable the MAC Filter
There are many ways to secure your Linksys router. By enabling the MAC filter settings of your Linksys wireless router, you can increase its security. With the help of this technique, you can restrict unwanted access to your network by an external user. With this technique, those devices with MAC addresses that are included in the router MAC list only can access Internet via your network. For this, add MAC addresses for connecting devices to the network.
Another method to keep your Linksys router secure is by enabling the wireless security settings. Wireless security settings mainly include WEP and WPA techniques. Enabling Wired Equivalent Privacy helps users to create password in hex digits. Wi-Fi Protected Access security type is much stronger than WEP. For enabling WPA, select the wireless security settings tab and enable WPA2 personal wireless networking security standard.
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