Netgear DGN1000 Netgear DGN1000 wireless router
Make Netgear
Model DGN1000
Manufaturer code DGN1000
Description The NETGEAR DGN1000 Wireless Router is a simple and secure way to share your high-speed Internet connection at Wireless-N speeds for surfing the Internet, email, online chat and Facebook
Wireless Standards 802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Manufacturer Homepage http://www.netgear.com.au
Product Webpage http://netgear.com.au/home/products/ wirelessrouters/simplesharing/DGN1000.aspx
Data Sheet Download Netgear DGN1000 Data Sheet
User Guide Download Netgear DGN1000 User Guide
Security Options 64/128/152-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
WPA, WPA2-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 Pre Shared Key)
Default Login Details Username: admin
Password: admin

In order to update your router’s security settings follow these easy steps:

Step1 (Log in to your router)

To log in to your router run Internet Explorer (or your default browser) and enter the IP address of your router in the address bar and hit Enter. To find your IP address in Windows press the windows key and the key “R” at the same time. In the new window, type “cmd” and hit Enter, then type “ipconfig” and hit Enter. Now, under “Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network settings” you should have Default Gateway followed by an array of numbers devided in 4 groups by dots. That is your router’s IP.

Netgear DGN1000 IP

Step2 (Login)

After hitting Enter, you will see a login prompt appear on your screen.

To login, use the following username and password in the prompt box.

Netgear DGN1000 login screen

Username: admin

Password:  password

Step3 (Wireless Settings)

Hide SSID Settings

To hide your router’s SSID, select Setup > Wireless Settings. This will display the Wireless Settings where you can configure your wireless network. First, type in the name of your wireless network in the SSID box. To hide the SSID (Service Set Identification) uncheck the “Allow Broadcast of Name (SSID)” option. This will hide your wireless network from the clients searching for wireless connections and thereby protect your network from hackers.

Netgear DGN1000 Wireless Security Interface

To make your wireless network safe, you should select the appropriate security option.

To do so go to Setup > Wireless Settings.

This router supports WPA (Wi-Fi Protected), WPA2 (Pre-Shared Key) and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected) + WPA2 (Pre-Shared Key) security mechanisms. Each one is more secure than the previous one listed.

It is recommended to use WPA (Wi-Fi Protected) + WPA2 (Pre-Shared Key).

WPA+WPA2

Netgear DGN1000 WPA/WPA2-PSK

WPA mode                            Select WPA+WPA2 mixed mode.

Security Encryption              Type in your chosen passphrase (password)

To save the setting changes you have made to your router, click Apply

Well done! You have now secured your router!

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