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Home Network Router Security Secrets

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  • Date: Apr 7, 2006.

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Ever delve inside your home network routers and use the hidden security settings that can lock down a network nice and tight? Most people never do. Andy Walker reveals 10 secrets on how to easily access your router's security settings.

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2. Change your admin password.

Routers come with a factory default User ID and password to safeguard a router’s configuration panel. On the DLink router, the User ID is admin and the password is left blank. You should change the password so wireless snoopers can’t get into the router and mess around with its settings. Here’s how: Click the Tools tab, then the Admin button, and change the Administrator password by typing it twice. See Figure 2.

Figure 2

Figure 2 It’s important to change the default password on your router to stop network hackers from locking you out of your own router.

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