Most of us purchase the new and advanced technology routers with the intention that it will improve the speed and performance of the incoming network and the modern routers in order to cater to the needs are indeed offering the same to their customer.
You may or may not have noticed that when you turn on your router, the SSID will start broadcasting even on the neighbor’s PC as well. They can connect to the network if they know the default SSID of your router or you have not changed the details from your side.
In order to keep the network safe, you must go through the below mentioned two things after configuring the Belkin router on the network.
- Change the SSID manually.
- Setup a new password.
Change the SSID
The SSID is also called as the default username of the router provided by the manufacturer itself. When you set up the router for the first time, the default SSID will be displayed or the same can be checked from the hardware itself. Hackers take advantage of the default details and login to the account easily.
You must change the SSID of the network. You can enter any phrase or name of the newborn child in the SSID field.
Keep in mind that there should not be any personal information entered in the SSID because this is the only thing that can be guessed easily.
Some suggestions for the Wi-Fi name are:
- M Behind him.
- You are perfect.
- Will you marry.
- Many more.
Set secure password
It is quite difficult to stop an intruder from accessing the internet once he has logged into your router. They can change the default details and trace additional information from the setup page. So, it is quite recommended to change the default password as soon as possible due to security reasons. If you don’t know how to change the default password, go through the steps or call at the support number.
When you create a new password, the following things are to be kept in mind.
- The length of the password must be more than 8 characters.
- The password should consist of one upper case and one lower case character.
- Don’t write words like Password in the password field.
- Don’t add any surname, address or date of birth in the password field as these fields can be easily guessed by friends.
So, these are the two basic things which you must consider after configuring the router. We hope you have understood the steps for changing both the default credentials of your router.
We offer support for Belkin WiFi Extender, so if you are using this particular brand of extender and want to know how to do Belkin WiFi Extender setup, then you can go through the steps given at our website.