Netgear WNDR4000 Netgear WNDR4000 wireless router
Make Netgear
Model WNDR4000
Manufaturer code WNDR4000
Description The NETGEAR N750 (WNDR4000) Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router offers maximum-performance wireless speeds of up to 450 Mbps
Wireless Standards 802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Manufacturer Homepage http://www.netgear.com.au
Product Webpage http://www.netgear.com.au/home/products/wirelessrouters/high-performance/WNDR4000.aspx
Data Sheet Download Netgear WNDR4000 Data Sheet
User Guide Download Netgear WNDR4000 User Guide
Security Options WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
WPA2-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
WPA-PSK, 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 WNDR4000 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 WNDR4000 login screen

Username: admin

Password:  password

Step3 (Wireless Settings)

Hide SSID Settings

To hide your router’s SSID, select 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 “Enable SSID Broadcast” option. This will hide your wireless network from the clients searching for wireless connections and thereby protect your network from hackers.

Netgear WNDR4000 Wireless Security Interface

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

To do so go to  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 WNDR4000 WPA/WPA2-PSK

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

Well done! You have now secured your router!

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