Have you recently bought a new Asus router with latest configurations? If yes, then you might be wondering to know its actual operation that how fast it is working and connected to the existing network. Well, you will be definitely satisfied with the performance as most of the companies these days are working on latest technology in order to satisfy the demands of the customers.
Due to the availability of new bands or channels in the routers, it has now become easier to connect even to the neighbor’s network, provided the network password is set to default. The SSID of neighbor’s Wi-Fi is easily available on your wireless device which you can connect to if it is left open.
So, to keep the network safe and protected, you must change the below mentioned 2 things of your new router after setup.
- Change SSID manually.
- Setup a new password.
Changing the SSID
SSID is also known as the name of Wi-Fi to which your devices connect to. You will find the SSID of your router displayed in the wireless networks list when you open ‘Wi-Fi’ menu from device. The default SSID of any router is its model number and make. This must be changed, otherwise it can be easily guessed by anyone. To change the SSID of your Asus router, log in to the web-based setup page and select the Wireless option. Click on ‘SSID’ and change it according to your choice. Keep the SSID different from personal information. It shouldn’t comprise of your name, phone number or house number.
Setting a secure password
You can’t imagine how much problematic it can be for you if someone starts accessing your internet without your knowledge. The unauthorized person can trace back and do some kind of tempering with your personal data. So, it has become extremely important to protect your network from online hackers and intruders. This is possible by settings a strong Wi-Fi password which can’t be guessed by anyone.
To set up a new password, the below mentioned things must be kept in mind.
- The password should be a minimum of 8 characters.
- Upper and lower case letters must be included.
- Don’t write ‘Password’ directly in the password field as it is too easy to remember.
- Don’t add a name, date of birth, phone number or surname in the password.
So, this is all about the 2 things you must change on your Asus router in order to access the internet flawlessly without any fear of it being hacked by the hackers.