Netgear DGN3500 Netgear DGN3500 wireless router
Make Netgear
Model DGN3500
Manufaturer code DGN3500
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/work-and-play/DGN3500.aspx
Data Sheet Download Netgear DGN3500 Data Sheet
User Guide Download Netgear DGN3500 User Guide
Security Options 64/128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
WPA2-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
WPA, WPA2-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 Pre Shared Key)
Default Login Details Username: admin
Password: password

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 either http://www.routerlogin.net or 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 DGN3500 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 DGN3500 login screen

Username: admin

Password:  password

Step3 (Wireless Settings)

Hide SSID Settings

By default, the modem router is set to broadcast its wireless network name (SSID). You can restrict wireless access to your network by hiding the wireless network name (SSID). To do this, clear the Allow Broadcast of Name (SSID) check box on the Wireless Settings screen, and then click Apply. Wireless devices will not “see” your modem router. You must configure your wireless devices to match the wireless network name (SSID) of the modem router. This will hide your wireless network from the clients searching for wireless connections and thereby protect your network from hackers.

Netgear DGN3500 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 DGN3500 WPA/WPA2-PSK

Select the Mixed WPA-PSK+WPA2-PSK radio button. The Wireless Settings screen expands to include the WPA-PSK. Enter the pre-shared key in the Network Key field using between 8 and 63 characters. Click Save to save your settings or click Apply to allow your changes to take effect immediately.

Well done! You have now secured your router!

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