How to secure Asus Dual-band wireless router?
January 19, 2021
Secure your Asus router by configuring your wireless network settings to change them from default settings to personalized ones. This helps unwanted access to your Asus router’s wireless network. Access your Asus router’s Wireless tool to secure your Asus dual band wireless router through router.asus.com login to the router’s web GUI. Follow the general settings explained here for securing your wireless router:
Set the wireless network encryption on your Asus dual band wireless router to WPA2-AES:
Once you have performed QIS (Quick Internet Setup) of Asus router using the Asus router login via router.asus.com for the first time, the router’s setup wizard will be auto-launched and set WPA2-AES as your default security encryption. It is advised to allow Asus router setup to set WPA2-AES encryption for securing your router only if there need to be.
Asus router setup to create login and wireless passwords for Asus dual band wireless network and Web GUI
It is always essential to setup different login passwords for Asus router login (to enter the web GUI) and the wireless network password. This helps you from unwanted access to logging in Web GUI via router.asus.com if the users know your wireless network password.
Change default password settings to set secure personalized passwords
You must Setup the Asus router login password for router.asus.com login and wireless network security key from default preset settings to secured complex passwords. The new passwords should have more than 8 digits and include the capital letters, numbers, as well as special characters to create complex security level of password.
Update your Asus router to the latest firmware version
You must keep your Asus router updated to new version of firmware whenever it is required and newer versions are available. The firmware updates ensure adding newer features to enhance the functionality of the router. It also adds fixes to the bugs in your system. Firmware updates can be checked for new versions via web GUI using router.assu.com login or through Asus router app.
Enable the firewall and Aiprotection on your Asus router network.
Enable the Firewall setting and Aiprotection if required on your router through router.asus.com login to web GUI and accessing them under the Advanced Settings.
Disable WAN access on your Asus dual band wireless router
As the WAN access lets you access the Asus router from its internet network, you must not enable WAN as it already set disabled by default. It is easily accessible through routerlogin.net configuration.
Enable HTTP protocol for Asus router login as it is covered with layer security encryption.
Change the authentication method to https through routerlogin.net local access configuration.
Allow only specified IP address for Asus router login
Access the Advanced Settings through router.asus.com login on the web GUI ASUSWRT to allow only Specified IP Address login as this enhances the security level for your wireless network.
Asus router Set up of Wireless MAC Address Filter for your Asus wireless network
Access the Advanced Settings through router.asus.com to setup Wireless MAC Address Filter to Accept and add specific MAC address to your list. This secures the network by allowing only selected devices in the white list to connect to your Asus router network.