Change Security Settings in NETGEAR® Router
What are the guidelines for changing the security settings of NETGEAR router
The need of computer networks are increasing day by day because computer networks all you to work in a group and share system resources and data in a very less time. Network Hubs/Switch and network cables were used to Inter connect computers in the network. This method of networking has changed with invention of wireless technology. NETGEAR routers are stable and commonly used wireless router which helps you to set up the wireless network. A wireless network card is installed on each computer and they transmit wireless signals to communicate with other network computers and devices. NETGEAR router is the center point of communication in the network, every computer in the network communicates with each other through the wireless router. Wireless networks are very useful but involves lots of risk, if necessary security measure is not taken. Anyone who enters the network range with a wireless computer can try to access your network. NETGEAR routers have different features and options to provide high security and to prevent unauthorized access.
Following are the procedures to change the security settings in a wireless NETGEAR router and log in information:
- Accessing NETGEAR router page
- Log in information
- Changing the security settings
Accessing NETGEAR router page
You need to access the router settings page to change any settings. Usually you just have to type in NETGEAR router’s IP in an Internet browser and hit 'Enter' or type 'www.routerlogin.net' in the Internet browser. But sometimes the router page does not come up when you type in the router’s IP address because your computer is not in sync with the router. In such cases you need to physically connect the computer to the router using a network cable and set the computer to obtain the IP address from the DHCP and restart the computer. Once the computer is restarted you can type in the IP address of the router in the Internet browser and access the router page.
Log in information
Anyone who can access NETGEAR router page, can modify the network settings and can access the network. To avoid this user name and the password is set for the router page. The default user name is admin and the password is password. For some old NETGEAR routes the user name is admin and the password is 1234. You are prompted to enter a user name and the password and the access is denied if correct log in information is provided. You can change the default password to one of you choice in the router configuration page for better security.
Once the NETGEAR router page is launched, you can set a SSID for your network. No one can access your network unless they know the SSID. You can generate a WEP key which is one of the best wireless network security setup and you can also enable of disable the WPS. You also have a 'Firewall settings' tab on the router configuration page which allows you to customize the router firewall settings. Once the necessary settings are changed, you need to click on 'Apply' and that would refresh the router settings. The network would go down for few seconds while the settings are applied.
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