Security checklist for Comtrend AR-5381u router
1.Open Comtrend AR-5381u Router IP AddressComtrend AR-5381uRouter Internal IP Address: http://192.168.1.1Open link
(Remember you must be at home and connected to home wifi to do this)
2.Login to the Comtrend AR-5381u Router
You will now be taken to the login page where you can enter default username: blank and password: admin to complete the login process (You can simply use the copy-paste below). Voila! You are now logged in!
|Default username for Comtrend AR-5381u:||blank|
|Default password for Comtrend AR-5381u:||admin||COPY|
And no need to get your breathing rates high in case you have changed the username/ password of Comtrend AR-5381u and forgot them, as you can just reset the Comtrend AR-5381u router by press-and-hold the reset button with a clip for about 15 seconds.
3.Change Comtrend AR-5381u Default Login and Password
Since, security of a network is vital, the first and foremost task is to change the Comtrend AR-5381u router Default Login and Password to something more personal and secure
Comtrend AR-5381u Router Password Tips:
Choose a complex and hard-to-guess password for your Comtrend which only you can rememberIt should be something personal, like &ilostmyvirginity@30, so that you will never forget it. Ever
Protect itThe amount of protection directly depends on the password complexity, and the effort taken to protect that password of your Comtrend AR-5381u router
Usability firstGive Password for your Comtrend AR-5381u router that you can remember (usability first). Of course, you can build a strong hash password with special character, numbers, greek and latin. But ultimately you will endup writing it on a sticky and putting it on the router which defeats the purpose. Here’s an example $lasttriptovegas0916
4.Change Comtrend AR-5381u Default Wifi name (SSID) and Password and enable Network EncryptionAnother small suggestion (as it has no impact on security), is to change the Comtrend AR-5381u Default Wifi name (SSID) as it will make it more obvious for others to know which network they are connecting to.
• Look for - Wireless(found in the left hand side menu bar) , and click on it
• Look for - Basic(found in the left hand side menu bar), and click on it
Look for Network Name (SSID), this is the wifi name of your Comtrend AR-5381u Router. Don’t use your name, home address or other personal information (since this isn’t a Facebook status!) in the SSID name. (No Mr.Paul&Princy) 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 Comtrend AR-5381u 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 16-20 characters and (please!) don’t use the same password that you used for Comtrend AR-5381u router login!
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5.Few more settings that you can consider for your Comtrend AR-5381u routerYou need or need not choose to consider this step; it is both obsolete and quite a hassle!
•You can consider MAC Address filtering for Comtrend AR-5381u router. But, you will have to essentially login to the router to add any new devices by feeding the device’s MAC address everytime you have a guest. Your date might want to check his/her emails, you know?
•There are a lot of resources in Internet asking to Disable SSID Broadcast on your Comtrend AR-5381u, but it’s more painful for you to connect every time than the hacker. Just forget, We don’t even recommend it
6.Security is a continuous processJust keep in mind to change the passwords often or at least once in every 6 months! on your Comtrend AR-5381u You do not 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 on below! Nope, we’re not spammers!
Comtrend AR-5381u router login issues:
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 Comtrend AR-5381u Router to Default Settings” section below
Comtrend AR-5381u Password Doesn't Work
Forgot Password to Comtrend AR-5381u RouterIncase if you have changed the default username and password of Comtrend AR-5381u and forgot it, Please see “How to Reset the Comtrend AR-5381u Router To Default Settings” section below
How to Reset the Comtrend AR-5381u Router To Default SettingsIncase if you have changed the default username and password of Comtrend AR-5381u and forgot it, It’s more like magic, I’d say! Press the reset button with a pin or something that gets through the tiny hole, and hold it for about 15 seconds! (till you see all lights flickering) Your Comtrend AR-5381u router shall be reset in no time, and you can start from step 1 in this guide to set it back up
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How to boost Comtrend AR-5381u Wifi and overcome connectivity issues:
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 Comtrend AR-5381u router visibly and not facing the wall or behind the curtains
1.Place the Comtrend AR-5381u in a perfect spot
2.Find a Good Wireless Channel Instead of Auto on your Comtrend AR-5381u routerAuto channels might fail you once in a while; believe that you’re smarter than the Comtrend router! Find a seamless wireless channel instead of what the router finds automatically. This would ensure that your signal does not 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