A new router does not come with any security settings by default. You need to secure your wireless router by WEP/WPA encryption and by using a strong password. But most of you might not know that even if you secure your router by adopting all the security steps, hackers can still hack your router. There are many routers like Binatone that come with multiple SSIDs. This means that if you secure one SSID, others are still open with default SSID name and pre-fed passwords. This is very true with Binatone. Let’s find below how to protect Binatone router from hackers.
Open Binatone router’s settings page. You need to type 192.168.1.1 in the browser to open router page. If you are not able to open the router page you can read my earlier article “[Fixed]Unable to Open 192.168.1.1 Router Configuration Web Page” to resolve the issues. The default username of Binatone is admin and password is password.
Once you login to Binatone router, Click on Interface setup and then click on Wireless. Now, from the left menu sidebar, look for Multiple SSIDs settings. As you can see that SSID index is 1 and SSID name is binatone. Now look at the WPA-PSK settings, the password (pre-shared key) by default is 0987654321.
What you need to change to protect Router from hacking
- SSID Name
- Change Authentication type to WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
- Change pre-shared key(password)
Now that you have changed the security settings of SSID 1, you need to secure other SSIDs too. In Multiple SSID settings, select 2nd radio button that is SSID 2.
The router will restart now and you have to login again go your router.
Now you can see that SSID 2 name is Binatone_1 and the preshared key is 0987654321.
Anyone who knows this and is nearby your router can easily connect to your wifi router by manually typing Binatone_1 as SSID name and password as 0987654321.
So it is important you change SSID name, authentication type and password of SSID 2.
Similarly, you need to repeat the step2 for SSID3 and SSID4 to fully secure your Binatone router’s Wi-Fi access. Now finally restart the router to complete the security settings.