|Description||The NETGEAR N300 (DGN3300) Wireless Dual Band ADSL2+ Modem Router offers dual band technology which avoids interference and ensures top speeds and the greatest range for demanding applications, such as streaming HD video and multiplayer gaming. Complete with a built-in DSL modem, it is compatible with all major DSL Internet service providers.|
|Data Sheet||Download Netgear DGN3300 Data Sheet|
|User Guide||Download Netgear DGN3300 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|
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 enterÂ eitherÂ http://www.routerlogin.netÂ orÂ 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.
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.
Password: Â password
Step3 (Wireless Settings)
Hide SSID Settings
Clear the “Allow Broadcast of Name (SSID)” check box to disable broadcast of the SSID, so that only devices that know the correct SSID can connect. Disabling SSID broadcast nullifies the wireless network discovery feature of some products such as Windows XP. This will hide your wireless network from the clients searching for wireless connections and thereby protect your network from hackers.
To make your wireless network safe, you should select the appropriate security option.
To do so go to Â Wireless Settings.
This router supports 64/128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy),Â 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).
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 Apply to allow your changes to take effect immediately.
Well done! You have now secured your router!