Concerns over your wireless network security shouldn't end when your network is working and you have initially configured your security settings. Changing your security settings should be considered routine maintenance that is done three or four times a year.
The type of data on your network and your level of concern for your network's security will determine the frequency that you change your security settings as well as the Verizon MI424WR router security features that you use. Regardless of your situation, you may want to start by periodically changing at least three security settings:
3. Enter your user name. If you didn't change the user name during installation, enter admin in the User Name field. [Show Me]
4. Enter the password you entered during installation and click OK. Additional characters will appear to be inserted as you enter your password. This is designed to hide the number of characters in your password.
5. Click Change Login User Name / Password in the Quick Links section.
6. Enter a new user name in the User Name field.
7. Enter a new password in the New Password field.
8. Enter your new password again in the Retype New Password field to confirm that you entered it correctly.
9. Click Apply to save your changed user name and password.
10. Close the Verizon router configuration window.
To reset your Verizon router:
1. With the power on (Power LED on front panel should be lit green), use the pointed end of a paper clip to press and hold the Reset button for 10 seconds.
2. Release the Reset button. The Verizon router will automatically reboot itself.
3. Wait 15 seconds before resuming setup.
4. The router will return to the default settings of admin as the user name and password as the password.
5. Your Verizon MI424WR router is now using the default settings for the network configuration. This includes the default SSID and network encryption key (WEP, WPA, or WPA2). You must re-configure your Verizon MI424WR router to match the previous settings that were assigned to all the other devices on your wireless network. Otherwise, no other network devices will be recognized.
After you've reset your router to the factory defaults, you can use the default user name and password to access the configuration screen and update your network's security settings.
3. Enter admin in the User Name field. [Show Me]
4. Enter password in the Password field and click OK.
5. Click the Wireless settings icon in the top toolbar.
6. Click Basic Security Settings in the left navigation panel.
7. Enter your SSID in the SSID field. You must enter the same SSID assigned to the other computers and network adapters on your network.
To improve the security of your network, you should change your network's service set identifier (SSID) and WEP encryption key regularly.
1. Open a Web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape.
2. Enter http://192.168.1.1 in the Address field of the browser.
3. Enter your user name. If you didn't change the user name during installation, enter adminin the User Name field. [Show Me]
4. Enter the password you entered during installation and click OK.
Note: If you can't remember your user name or password, you will need to reset your Verizon MI424WR router to the default settings and reconfigure your network.
1. Click Change Wireless Settings in the Quick Links section.
2. Enter the new SSID in the SSID field.
3. You can optionally change the level of WEP security by changing the setting in the Select WEP Key field.
4. You can also optionally change the format of your WEP key to Hex or ASCII
5. Enter the new WEP key in the Key code field.
6. Review your new security settings. If they are correct, you may want to write them down and keep them in a safe place for future reference.
7. Click Apply to save your changes.