When most people first setup their Internet, one area that often gets overlooked is securing your wireless router. I’m not talking about setting up a password so that people cannot connect to your network. This is often setup by your Internet provider such as Comcast, Verizon or AT&T.
It is important that you don’t forget to change your wireless router settings when you’re setting up your router. This way in the oft-chance someone gets access to your wireless network, they won’t be able to access your wireless router and lock you out by changing your password. This menu also gives you access to change your wireless networks password as well.
Below are instructions on How to change your wireless settings on a D-Link Router.
Important: You can also use these instructions to access most other types of routers if you like.
- Launch your web browser and type http://192.168.1.1
- Click the “Login” button. In the username field, enter “admin”. In the password field, leave it blank and click “OK”
- At the top of the settings menu, click “Home.”
- Next, scroll down to the WEP Entry field select the radio button to enable this option
- In the “Key 1” field, enter a 13-digit password. This is the password you and anyone who wants to connect to your network would use. Click “apply” to save your changes.
- If you want to enable additional security settings, be sure to go to Advanced > Filters > MAC Filter. Here, you can specify which computers can access your network.