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How to Protect Your Wi-Fi and Block Unwanted User's

Updated on January 23, 2014
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In these days internet is part of our lives, foremost of us we are relying on fast Internet Connection which is far away from reality if you're Home Internet overload. Internet traffic is annoying, it often slows the incoming Bandwidth from Router whether you're connected with LAN or WI-FI. As a Freelancer I need a high-speed internet connection for research (related to the new Hub or Blog that I want to wrote), writing online for new blogs, opening my own Web sites, watching on YouTube for other reference and opening of lots of new tabs for other Social Networks to share all my works. That's what I am going to share with you in this Hub, how to create a password for your Router (WI-FI), how to hide your WI-FI, how to block intruders using their own Mac address. My internet provider is PLDT Home, definitely it was not the same with your DSL or any other internet provider anyhow, the only difference is the way you login to configure your router, but inside of the configure panel it almost identical for options and settings on any other internet service provider.

Knowing Your Router IP Address Images Instructions

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Toolbar Internet Access IconOpen Network and Sharing CenterClick the DetailsThis Your Router IP AddressTyping CMD to Start Search is the fastest way to access Command PromptCommand : ipconfig /allGet Your DNS IP Here
Toolbar Internet Access Icon
Toolbar Internet Access Icon
Open Network and Sharing Center
Open Network and Sharing Center
Click the Details
Click the Details
This Your Router IP Address
This Your Router IP Address
Typing CMD to Start Search is the fastest way to access Command Prompt
Typing CMD to Start Search is the fastest way to access Command Prompt
Command : ipconfig /all
Command : ipconfig /all
Get Your DNS IP Here
Get Your DNS IP Here

Knowing Your DNS or Router IP Address

Certainly, the most important first to know if you want to configure your Router is Knowing Your DNS IP Address or Server IP Address or Router IP Address. There are two (2) ways to know and get your Router IP Address, please follow the instruction below;

Steps how to get Router IP Address

First Option - Using Network and Sharing Center

  • On the right side screen of your PC toolbar, click the internet access icon
  • Next, click the Open Network and Sharing Center
  • On the Open Network and Sharing Center, Control Panel Home, click the Wireless Network Connection
  • On the wireless connection status, click the details
  • After clicking the Details, you'll see the IPv4 DNS Server: (The indicate IP Address was an example only)

Second Option - Using Command Prompt (CMD)

  • Click the Start Menu on the left screen of the PC toolbar
  • Type CMD on the Search Programs and Files
  • Click the CMD Program
  • After clicking the CMD, type on the command prompt the following; ipconfig /all, then click enter (Hit the space before typing the command)
  • After hitting the enter, find the DNS Server...... (Indicated IP is an example only, applicable only for PLDT Home)

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Log In to Your Router

Probably, at this moment you already get and remember your Router IP Address. If you are ready to configure your WI-Fi Router, then let's dig it out how do it.

  1. Type your Router IP Address into your internet browser (Chrome, Mozilla or Internet Explorer) for example; your Router IP Address is then type
  2. After the first step, the second is log in to your Router Configuration System. Type your Username and Password, you'll get this to your manual.

Log in example;

  • Username: admin
  • Password: 1234567890

If you're done on all instructions above then you'll be redirecting to Setting Panel, which you're able to Set up your Router (for newly installed only), Change your WI-Fi password, Restore or Backup your setting, either you want to update or upgrade your Router firmware. You'll gonna see this all inside of the settings panel.

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Assigning WI-FI Password

When changing Router password it is highly recommend that you must Restore first your Factory Default Setting for your Router to refresh everything. The purposes of restoring to your original setting is remove all register PC's and other devices, it is easy for you to monitor all unwanted user's which is connecting to your WI-Fi.

When restoration is done absolutely, your Router will restart, reload the browser. If you've been logged out, sign in again and go back to Wireless setup. On the wireless connection setup there's a two (2) options;

  1. Internet Connection Setup Wizard
  2. Manual Internet Connection Option

In this part I suggest option 2, Manual Internet Connection Option it is a proper way to configure your router, you can assign your own desire Wireless Network Name and password.

Configuring Instructions:

  • In the WIRELESS NETWORK SETTINGS section, input you desire Wireless Network Name for example: Dispute WI-FI (also called SSID)
  • Next, on the WIRELESS SECURITY MODE section, in the drop down list choose Enable WPA/WPA2 Wireless Security (enhanced)
  • This is the last step, in the WPA/WPA2 section, input your desired password on the network key then, save the settings and you're done, you successfully configured and protect your WI-FI. (Make sure that you only give your new password to your trusted and legitimate user's)

Blocking Intruders

Filtering MAC Address in Panel Settings
Filtering MAC Address in Panel Settings

Block Unwanted Devices

Use this MAC Filter (Blocking Option) when you can't stop intruders connecting to you Home WI-FI Connection. You can block up to 24 devices only, at least, you minimize unwanted connected devices.

Here's how to Block device using their own MAC Addresses:

  • Click the Advance page menu and then click the MAC filter on the left option page.
  • Create a list of MAC addresses and choose whether to allow or deny them access to your network.
  • Computers that have obtained an IP address from the router's DHCP server will be in the DHCP Client List. Select a device from the drop down menu and click the arrow to add that device's MAC to the list.
  • Use the check box on the left to either enable or disable a particular entry.
  • Always use the drop down menu if you have previously defined a schedule in the router. If not, click on the New Schedule button to add one.

WI-Fi Panel Settings

Start to Configure Your WI-Fi
Start to Configure Your WI-Fi

WI-FI Hidden Mode

If your PC's are connected with LAN and you're not using WI-FI, it'll be much better to hide your connection. This clever option, no one can see your WI-FI, you'll see this option when you are configuring the Wireless Security Connection.

  • Enabling Hidden Mode is another way to secure your network. With this option enabled, no wireless clients will be able to see your wireless network when they perform a scan to see what's available. In order for your wireless devices to connect to your router, you will need to manually enter the Wireless Network Name on each device.

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