In the future, surely you will replace the old router by purchasing a new one for a reason. Maybe one of the causes is slow Internet ? If yes then that’s the right step. Old routers sometimes do not support new technologies, as reported in the wi-fi.org page that has introduced IEE-based hardware 802.11 ax/ Wifi 6.
The most important thing after buying a new router is to organize the routers to keep the Internet home safe. Many cracks to hack the internet, one of which is hackers go into the default settings of the router to master the router.
This is how to set the router to be secure:
Change the default IP to login router
To enter the router required IP login page in order to access the system in the router. Normally the entered IP is 192.168.1.1 or others.
Try changing the back number to be different like 192.168.1.34 or the Change username and password
The Router has a default username and password that can be accessed by others. If someone else can access the router then he can change the WiFi password. Then change the username and password to avoid being easily hacked by others.
Use a strong password
Passwords created using only alphabets are often used. But it’s easily tracked by others. So make combinations using alphabets, numbers, symbols and capital letters so that they are not easily identifiable by others.
You can use password generator.
Turn on WPA2 Wireless encryption
When entering the router settings, there is a choice of wireless encryption type. Many encryption options such as WEP, WPA, WPA2 and others.
To make the router safe from the criminals then set the encryption method using WPA2.
Turn on Firewall
The default Firewall of the router needs to be enabled by logging in as admin. This feature needs to be used optimally to be able to secure Internet network. After activating the firewall then try firewall testing.
Update the latest Firmware version
The Router has software to run the system. The software is called Firmware. Firmware updates are often performed by router providers to make the router performance better.
After buying the new router then check availability of the latest firmware. If there is the latest firmware on the router then try to update the firmware.
Enable stealth mode
The router has a Stealth Mode that is useful for users but is often not activated. Stealth Mode is useful for hiding open ports. This Port is often a loophole for logging into hackers.
Limit signal beam distance
Some routers that are sold have tools that can set the WiFi beam distance. Set the WiFi deployment distance so that there is no other person’s gap to log in to your Internet network. How to set it up you need to login administrator page.
Turn off Admin login via non-wireless network
To prevent others logging in as a router admin then you must turn off the admin login over a non-wireless network (WiFi signal). Set the router can only be changed via a wireless network or a cable connected from the laptop/ computer to the router.
The above ways are used to set up a secure router in order to avoid people who are able to interfere with home Internet connection. Have you tried? If not, it is time to secure the router.