Canyon CN-WF514M router setup & security

1. Canyon CN-WF514M Router login and password

  1. To login to your Canyon CN-WF514M Router, Open the web browser and type-in the default IP Address in the address bar
  2. You should now see the router login page with 2 text fields where you can type a username and a password
  3. The default username for your Canyon CN-WF514M router is admin and the default password is 1234
  4. Hit "Login" and you should see the Canyon CN-WF514M router control panel
Canyon CN-WF514M router default login

(Remember, you must be at home and connected to home WiFi to do this)

And no need to get your breathing rates high in case you have changed the username / password of Canyon CN-WF514M and forgot them, as you can just reset the Canyon CN-WF514M router by press-and-hold the reset button with a clip for about 15 seconds.

Canyon CN-WF514M Quick links: Open link

Default username for Canyon CN-WF514M: admin COPY
Default password for Canyon CN-WF514M: 1234 COPY

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2.Change Canyon CN-WF514M Default Login and Password

Since security of a network is vital, the first and foremost task is to change the Canyon CN-WF514M router Default Login and Password to something more personal and secure.

Canyon CN-WF514M Router Password Tips:

Choose a complex and hard-to-guess password for your Canyon which only you can remember

It should be something personal, like &ilostmyvirginity@30, so that you'll never forget it. Ever

Protect it

The amount of protection directly depends on the password complexity, and the effort taken to protect that password on your Canyon CN-WF514M router.

Usability first

Give Password for your Canyon CN-WF514M router that you can remember (usability first). Of course, you can build a strong hash password with special characters, numbers, Greek, and Latin. But ultimately you'll end up writing it on a sticky and putting it on the router, which defeats the purpose. Here is an example $lasttriptovegas0916

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3.Change Canyon CN-WF514M Default WiFi name (SSID) and WiFi Password and enable Network Encryption

Another small suggestion (as it has no impact on security), is to change the Canyon CN-WF514M Default WiFi name (SSID) as it will make it more obvious for others to know which network they are connecting to.

Look for Network Name (SSID), this is the WiFi name of your Canyon CN-WF514M Router. Do not use your name, home address, or other personal information (since this isn’t a Facebook status!) in the SSID name. (No Mr.Paul&Princy) A few funny WiFi name suggestions: I’m cheating on my WiFi!, FBI Surveillance Van #594 (scares away stupid criminals), Lord of the Pings ...

Once you enter the name for your network, you have to enable WPA2-PSK encryption on your Canyon CN-WF514M router. That’s the strongest encryption standard available for home networks.

Enter a new WPA Pre-Shared Key / WiFi Password – this is the password that you will use to connect to your home WiFi. Keep it to 16-20 characters (please!) don’t use the same password that you used for Canyon CN-WF514M router login!

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4.Update router firmware in Canyon CN-WF514M and turn on Automatic Updates

Router software often contains critical bugs and security vulnerabilities; Check if your router has known vulnerabilities

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Its important that you turn on Automatic Firmware updates and always keep your Canyon CN-WF514M router up-to-date. To turn on Automatic updates, Login to your Canyon CN-WF514M router and look for the section which contains Automatic updates and turn it "ON"

And even if the router has auto-update, check every now and then to make sure it is actually working, and the router firmware is up-to-date. If your router manufacturer hasn't released any updates to the firmware in the past 3-5 years, consider upgrading to a "newer" router

5.Security is a continuous process

Just keep in mind to change the passwords often or at least once in every 6 months! on your Canyon CN-WF514M You don't want the safety you have worked so hard for to fail just because of ignorance, negligence, or casual laziness! Time for a bulletin on the fridge, folks! We can remind you though? Enter your email below! Nope, we are not spammers!


Canyon CN-WF514M Router Reset instructions

How to Reset the Canyon CN-WF514M Router To Factory Default

To reset Canyon CN-WF514M router,

  1. Turn on the Canyon CN-WF514M router
  2. Look for the reset button. Few routers have a tiny hole and few others have a reset button.
  3. Press the Factory reset button with a straightened paperclip pin or something that gets through the tiny hole, and hold it for about 15 seconds! (till you see all the lights flashing)
  4. The Canyon CN-WF514M router will reboot automatically. the unit has been reset and is ready to use. You can start from Step 1 in this guide to set it up.

Canyon CN-WF514M Password Does not Work

Passwords find a way to not work! Or, in most cases, users find a way to forget them! In either case, look up the How to Reset the Canyon CN-WF514M Router To Default Settings section

Forgot Password for Canyon CN-WF514M Router

Incase if you have changed the default username and password of Canyon CN-WF514M and forgot it, please see How to Reset the Canyon CN-WF514M Router To Default Settings section

How to boost Canyon CN-WF514M WiFi and fix connectivity issues

1.Place the Canyon CN-WF514M in a perfect spot

The perfect spot does it all; be it romance or your router! To avail the best signal and network connectivity, make sure you keep your Canyon CN-WF514M router visible and not facing the wall or behind the curtains

2.Find a Good Wireless Channel Instead of Auto on your Canyon CN-WF514M router

Auto-channels might fail you once in a while; believe that you’re smarter than the Canyon router! Find a seamless wireless channel instead of what the router finds automatically. This would ensure that your signal doesn't interfere with that of your neighbors.

If you’re running a Windows-based PC, you can see what channels neighboring Wi-Fi networks are using.

  • Press Start > type “cmd”. Open Command prompt
  • In command prompt type netsh wlan show all

You will see a list of all wireless networks and the channels being used in your vicinity. instead of using “Auto” for the control channel, Pick the channel that has the lowest interference

3.Check the frequency of Canyon CN-WF514M

Check if Canyon CN-WF514M has dual-band, the most commonly used band would be 2.4GHz; however, switching to 5GHz would bring out better results! It depends on your device though; if you’re running an old lad, you might have to switch back to the conventional

4.Hardwire gaming consoles / media streamers into your Canyon CN-WF514M instead of WiFi

Gaming consoles/media streamers work better when connected through Ethernet cable of Canyon CN-WF514M; in fact, as you might not be moving your TV all over the house, why connect it to the Wi-Fi at all? The Gaming consoles / video streaming devices flood the network with data. This means that if possible, you should consider hardwire (using Ethernet cable) the devices that tend to consume a lot of bandwidth. Although this can sort of defeat the purpose of having wireless networks, it can actually help your overall network speed of Canyon CN-WF514M if you can hardwire the bandwidth hogs.

5. Reboot Canyon CN-WF514M on schedule

Here's something important to note! On schedule, folks, reboot your Canyon CN-WF514M router! Though routers are built to constantly be running at all times, simple tweaks like regular power cycling (a fancy way of saying, unplugging the power cord and shoving it back up) helps with most issues. Rebooting your Canyon CN-WF514M can fix Internet connection problems, improve slow moving connections, and resolve wireless issues altogether. Try unplugging your Canyon modem on a quarterly basis to stay proactive (Never reset; always reboot router)