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How To Increase Security By Securing Your D-Link Wireless Router

Nov 10, 2009, 09:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Linton)

"General Networking With D-Link Wireless Routers After connecting your D-Link wireless router and opening the start page in your browser, you’ll see a login screen. All of these routers come with a default password or no password at all. The first thing you’ll want to do is set one in order to guard against local and possible neighborhood intrusion. While this measure seems a given, many may be tempted to skip this step for convenience. The administrator password is your first line of defense.

"Next you’ll configure your network settings according to your connection, hardware, and purpose of the router. In addition, the option to configure remote management is offered so you can access your router from outside your local network. It is not advised to allow this unless necessary as individual internet addresses can be spoofed and leaves your network another opening for intrusion. In the advanced settings of the network there’s a tickbox for enabling WAN (from the internet) pings. Leave this unchecked so that your router will not answer pings confirming its existence."

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