Netgear WNR2200 Netgear WNR2200 wireless router
Make Netgear
Model WNR2200
Manufaturer code WNR2200
Description The NETGEAR WNR2200 Wireless Router with USB is ideal for both professional and personal Internet use, providing Wireless-N speed for simultaneous downloads, voice and music, and online gaming.
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/WNR2200.aspx
Data Sheet Download Netgear WNR2200 Data Sheet
User Guide Download Netgear WNR2200 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 WNR2200 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 WNR2200 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 WNR2200 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 64/128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), WPA (Wi-Fi Protected), WPA2 (Pre-Shared Key) and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected) + WPA2 (Pre-Shared Key) security encryption methods. 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 WNR2200 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 Network Key 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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