Netgear is a popular brand name when it comes to manufacturers of networking based products. Netgear produces a wide variety of wired & wireless routers, modems, antennas, wifi range extenders etc. Among all these, routers are the most prominent or popular product. Millions of people all across the globe use these routers to get access to high-speed internet connectivity and also to share the same with multiple other devices to secure my network. With advancement in the field of networking technology, these routers have become more powerful and affordable to masses along with its best technical support for Netgear. Although the importance of these routers in our daily lives cannot be denied, it does have its fair share of malfunctions and issues.
How To Secure Your Network From Your Netgear Router?
Network security is everyone’s primary concern while setting up the router. It is recommended to use the best available encryption option and good wireless network password. In this article I will discuss how to fortify your network security via your router configuration, so make sure to follow these steps carefully:
Step 1: Connect your Netgear router to your computer either via ethernet wired connection or wirelessly too.
Step 2: Open your web browser and type in your IP address in the URL address bar to go to the login page of your router. In case you do not know your IP address, open the command prompt on your computer and type ipconfig. All the networking details including the IP address will get listed. Copy your IP address and paste it into the URL field.
Step 3: On the login page of your Netgear router, enter the username and Password in their respective fields to login to your router settings. In case you do not know your IP address, contact your ISP or look under your router machine, as a majority of the manufacturers print the default login credentials at the bottom.
Step 4: On the main settings page of your Netgear router, click on security settings to navigate to the security settings page on your router.
Step 5: On this page, first you will notice ‘Encryption Type’, select WPA2, as it is considered to be the safest. Under the Encryption type option, you will notice a box for Pass-Key, this is your network’s wifi password.
Step 6: Create a strong password by making use of uppercase, lowercase, and numerals. Create a password which you can remember and not easy to guess. Save the settings.
Step 7: You have successfully, made your network’s security better and hopefully, you won’t face any security concerns over your network.
We at Netgear tech support receives various queries and complaints from the Netgear users. Among all the queries we receive we receive the most common concern among the user base seems to be regarding the network security of their router. Are you having trouble with your Netgear router security too? Well, need not worry, as I will discuss a detailed description in the following section, so follow the instructions mentioned below. In case you need technical assistance from router experts, feel free to contact our Netgear technical assistance team via Netgear live chat support.
These are the steps to fortify your network and protect your data against possible intruders. Hopefully, it helped you to resolve the problem. In case you have any other queries or issues with your Netgear router, feel free to reach us at our Netgear customer support available for 24*7 round the clock and 365 days throughout the year.