ZyXel P2602HWL ZyXel P2602HWL wireless router
Make ZyXel
Model P2602HWL
Manufaturer code P2602HWL
Description The P-2602HW is a VoIP ADSL2+ router with a single RJ-11 WAN port, four 10/100Mbps LAN ports and two FXS ports for VoIP. This router supports a variety of VoIP features, such as Echo Cancellation, Voice Activiry Detection (VAD) and 3-way conferencing.
Wireless Standards 802.11b
Manufacturer Homepage http://www.zyxel.com/homepage.shtml
Product Webpage http://www.zyxel.com/products_services/p_2602hwl_dxa_series.shtml
Data Sheet Download ZyXel P2602HWL Data Sheet
User Guide Download ZyXel P2602HWL User Guide
Security Options 64/128/152-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
Default Login Details Username: n/a
Password: 1234

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 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.

ZyXel P2602HWL IP

Step2 (Login)

After hitting Enter, you will see a login prompt appear on your screen.

ZyXel P2602HWL login screen

Login by using following password in the prompt box.

Password: 1234

Step3 (Wireless Settings)

Hide SSID Settings

To hide your router’s SSID, go to General > Wireless Setup. 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) check the radio button next to the Hide SSID option. This will hide your wireless network from the clients searching for wireless connections and thereby protect your network from hackers.

ZyXel P2602HWL Wireless Security Interface

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

To do so, go to General > Wireless Setup > Security.

ZyXel P2602HWL Wireless Security Interface

This router supports WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), WPA-PSK (Pre Shared Key) and WPA2-PSK (Pre Shared Key). Each one is more secure than the previous one listed.

It is recommended to use WPA2-PSK (Wi Fi Protected Access 2 – Pre-Shared Key).


In order to set WPA2-PSK as your security mode, select it from the drop-down menu and then type in your desired password in the “Pre-Shared Key” box. To save your settings click Apply.

Well done! You have now secured your router!


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