In a previous post, I talked about how to secure your router WiFi. That’s only half of the puzzle. Another type of attack on your router comes directly from the Internet, without the need to connect to your WiFi signal. Due to the various security flaws on the home WiFi router, and the fact that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Technologies change fast, what was once considered safe and secure may become vulnerable and obsolete by today’s standards. Here I’ll show five wireless security settings generally available on a WiFi router, and their effectiveness in securing your WiFi network. Disable SSID broadcast. It is often recommended that you should disable SSID broadcasting to make your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When WiFi connections become slow, the first thing many people do is to buy a better, more powerful router. But many times the problem can be avoided by simply changing the WiFi router to another channel. There are two factors affecting WiFi performance, distance and radio frequency interference (RF interference). In contrast to people’s intuitive […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What you need: Download the firmware image from here. MD5 checksum: e2f1bb281dd9f78cd603faf515491548. A TFTP server. You can use PumpKIN if you don’t have a favorite one. Download the appropriate binary for your operating system. The steps (using Windows as example below). Configure your Ethernet address: open Windows network center, click “Change adapter settings”. Find […]Continue Reading... 11 Comments.
Connect the pcWRT to the NVG510 (as usual, pcWRT WAN to NVG510 LAN). Connect a computer to the pcWRT. Either WiFi or wired connection is OK. Open a browser and enter http://192.168.1.254 In the Device page, click Device List. In the Device List page, find the pcWRT and copy or write down the MAC address. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you use NETGEAR Genie, there’s a Parental Controls button in the home page. Clicking that button will lead you to https://netgear.opendns.com, if you already created an account with OpenDNS. NETGEAR Genie will ask you to create an OpenDNS account if you haven’t done so. After you land on the OpenDNS page, it will let […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
My first wireless router was a Belkin with 2MB flash and 8MB RAM. It was the cheapest among all 54G routers in the store. Since none of the products advertised CPU, ROM and RAM sizes, etc., and all of them were labeled 54G, why shouldn’t I choose the cheapest? In retrospect, that may or may […]Continue Reading... No Comments.