Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem (E5832) – Advanced

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If you’ve set all the basic security settings mentioned in my previous Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem (E5832) post and want more, here is the advanced part.

Advanced Settings

4. Disable SSID Broadcast

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Step 11: Click Advanced Settings > WLAN Settings > WLAN Advanced Settings. (click to enlarge)

Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem Step 12
Step 12: Change SSID Broadcast to “Disabled”. (click to enlarge)

By setting SSID Broadcast to “Disabled”, the network name will not be shown in the connection list. People who doesn’t know the network name won’t be able to see it in the connection list and therefore preventing strangers from connecting to our network. Anyway, we’ll need to manually add the network into the connection list when we connect to the network for the first time.

5. Enable MAC Filtering

Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem Step 13
Step 13: Click Advanced Settings > WLAN Settings > WLAN MAC Filter. (click to enlarge)

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Step 14: Enter all MAC Addresses of your devices so that they are recognized by the modem. (click to enlarge)

Basically all devices with WiFi capability should have a MAC Address and it usually can be found under Settings.

Apple iPad MAC Address
MAC Addresses of Apple iPad can be found under Settings > General > About. (click to enlarge)
6. Change Modem Login Password

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Step 15: Click Advanced Settings > System. (click to enlarge)

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Step 16: Click Advanced Settings > System > Modify Password. (click to enlarge)

Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem Step 17
Step 17: Change the default modem login password to more secured one. (click to enlarge)

Video Tutorial

The basic mode for securing wireless network using Maxis WiFi Modem is available too. Check it out!


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