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Reset Password in SMC® Router+

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Tips on how to reset password on SMC Router

The SMC Wireless Router is designed for sharing a single broadband connection among different wired or wireless systems. The router has firewall for protecting your private network and it has protection so that the individual systems in network can’t access website which are unsafe. There are several advantages of using a router like SMC router for your communication needs. You can share Internet connection with both wired and wireless connection. 802.11g wireless networking delivers fast network connections. With the router, there is no need for a system to be connected through wires. The SMC wireless routers have compatibility with Windows, Linux, and Macintosh computers. In order to reset the password, you need to login to the router setup page. From there, you could get the option to reset the router password. It is also possible to use the reset button located at the back side of the router to reset the router settings including the password.

The following are the common things to keep in mind while resetting the password:
  • Loss of password
  • Reconfigure password
  • Encrypt network

Loss of password

When the password of SMC router is reset, then the custom created password will be lost. The password might be lost when the SMC router is reset. This might affect the security of the network. The security of the network is seriously affected when the data is sent unencrypted in a network. The hackers might intrude into the network and it might affect the confidentiality. So, it is very essential to assign a new password as soon as possible.

Reconfigure password

When the password is reset, you might need to re-create a password. After resetting password, do not use the network. Use the network only after setting a proper password. You need to create a login address and password for the computer for encrypting the network. After that, you need to save the password in router.

Encrypt network

The network needs to be encrypted in some cases. The encryption of the computer network is very essential for maintaining the security of the network. Since the SMC router is a wireless router, the intruders might easily interfere into the network and tap the data. When the data is not encrypted, there are special devices with which the data could be decoded. This might cause confidential and sensitive data to be hacked by intruders.

 

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