How to Secure a Linksys Router – Know Here!

Setting up security for Linksys router can help you secure your network from hackers and malware, save your bandwidth which otherwise anybody can use, prevent illegal activity over your network and safeguard your private and confidential information.Security breach is the biggest issue of this digital era. You need to be very careful with your online activity. Linksys router support team helps you overcome all security issues at the most competitive price.

How do I secure my Linksys Router?
If you have your own router, there are three easy ways using which you can secure your router. By:

  • Enabling a wireless security password
  • Enabling a wireless media access control (MAC) filter
  • Disabling the service set identifier (SSID) broadcast

Let’s discuss these three methods by Linksys router support in detail below.
Method # 1:

  • Enabling a wireless security password.
  • Launch an internet browser on your PC or laptop.
  • Type the IP address of your router into the address bar of the Internet browser and press Enter.
  • Enter the username and password for your router at the login prompt.
  • Click on the “Wireless” tab, then click on Wireless Security.
  • Select the “Manual” radio button next to Configuration View.
  • Select a security mode from the dropdown menu next to Security Mode.
  • Enter a password of your choice into the field next to Passphrase.
  • Click on Save settings

Method # 2:

  • Enabling a wireless media access control (MAC) filter
  • Open an Internet session on your computer.
  • Type the IP address of your router into the address bar of your Internet browser and press Enter.
  • Type in the username and password for your router at the login prompt.
  • Click on Wireless then click on Wireless MAC Filter.
  • Click on the radio button next to Enabled.
  • Click on the radio button next to Permit PCs listed below to access the wireless network.
  • Click on Wireless Client List.
  • Click on the dropdown menu next to Sort By and select MAC Address.
  • Enter the information for each computer into the MAC Address table as shown in the Wireless Client List window.
  • Click on Add to add each computer into the list of permitted devices allowed to access your wireless network.
  • Click on Save settings.

Method # 3 –

  • Disabling the service set identifier (SSID) broadcast.
  • Launch an Internet browser of your choice on your computer.
  • Type the IP address of your router into the address bar of your browser, then press Enter.
  • Type in the username and password for your router when prompted by the login.
  • Click on Wireless in the setup menu.
  • Click on the Disabled radio button next to SSID Broadcast field.
  • Click on Save settings.

If you have any queries or problem during the process, do let our Linksys router support experts know on toll free number Australia at 1-800-987-893. They can be contacted via web chat, email or through phone. Our team has certified and experienced professionals with detailed domain knowledge. They are capable of handling even the trickiest issue and provide customized solutions (if need be). Contact today for assistance!