Although it makes your life convenient and hassle free, securing your router and modem is of imperial importance. As the word goes that nothing is 100 per cent secure, so it is always advisable to have a security system in place to ensure minimum chances of compromising security.
Let us have a look at a guide on securing your routers.
1) Type 192.168.1.1 in your browser. 192.168.1.1 is the
management panel of your modem. It is the gateway for your access to all the functionalities and features of your local internet set up.
2) When you type 192.168.1.1 it will display a page requesting you to enter your login details. If you know your login details then enter it or look up for your model number below the router and Google it up.
Default credentials for Login 192.168.1.1 for most routers is admin and password for 192.168.1.1 is password.
Also Read :- 192.168 0.1 Admin Login
3) Once you have got access to your management panel by entering correct authentication details in 192.168.1.1 you can make changes to your default configurations like password, wireless display name your control wireless access through controlling access of connected devices etc.
4) Go to Interface Setup or Wireless Setup or Access Management to change the wireless access settings. On this page you will find a host of settings like SSID ( Router name ), Authentication type ( WAP,WEP,etc.) , Channel settings, Encryption Type, Pre- Shared Key, etc. Make the necessary changes as per your preferences and needs.
TIP :- It is always advised to use a SSID ( Router name ) that is easily recognizable to enable access to your peers. For example an office Wi-fi should be named after the company name so as to avoid confusion to employees. The necessary changes can be made in 192.168.1.1 access management page.
For most modems and routers like D-link, Linksys, Beetle the Login address is 192.168.1.1 and for some it is 192.168.0.1.