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

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One of many reasons I like using this Maxis WiFi Modem (E5832) together with the Apple ipad is that it supports many security features. Security is of the utmost importance especially in wireless network because we can never be sure who is connecting to the network if we don’t secure it.

I’ve compiled a step-by-step guide to effectively secure the wireless network when using Maxis WiFi Modem (E5832). We’ll need to connect the modem to a PC for configurations.

Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem Step 1
Step 1: Connect the modem to a PC, then switch it on.

Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem Step 2
Step 2: Run the Maxis Broadband Setup to install device driver and necessary applications.

Once the installation is completed, carry on with the following steps :-

Basic Settings

1. Change Network Name (SSID)

Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem Step 3
Step 3: Open a web browser, enter http://192.168.1.1 to access the admin control panel.

Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem Step 4
Step 4: Click Advanced Settings > WLAN Settings.

Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem Step 5
Step 5: Click Advanced Settings > WLAN Settings > WLAN Basic Settings. (click to enlarge)

Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem Step 6
Step 6: Change the Network Name (SSID). (click to enlarge)

2. Change Network Password & Encryption Standards

Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem Step 7
Step 7: Click Advanced Settings > WLAN Settings > WLAN Advanced Settings. (click to enlarge)

Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem Step 8
Step 8: Change all settings in WLAN Advanced Settings for better security. (click to enlarge)

WPA2 & AES offer better encryption than the default ones so I prefer to use them. The WPA Pre-Shared Key is the network password, we should also change the default one to a better password with at least 10 characters long combining letters (uppercase & lowercase), numbers and symbols.

3. Disable WAN port ping

Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem Step 9
Step 9: Click Security > Firewall Switch. (click to enlarge)

Securing Wireless Network Using Maxis WiFi Modem Step 10
Step 10: Tick “Disable WAN port ping”. (click to enlarge)

Video Tutorial

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


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  • Anonymous

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  • Hey,nice post. This is a informative article.Good Tutor.Thanks for sharing this article with us. Its great keep sharing with us.

  • Hey,nice post. This is a informative article.Good Tutor.Thanks for sharing this article with us. Its great keep sharing with us.

  • this is exciting technology imformation. I like it. Thank you very much!

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