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Router login is available to anyone on internet?

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getthistowork
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Router login is available to anyone on internet?

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I noticed that I could access my router's login page from outside my home network from apparently anyway on the internet. How can I configure the router so that isn't possible?

That seems like a big security risk especially if standard practice is to install the router and leave it with the factory defaults.

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jumpin68ny
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From the main page of the router select Firewall Settings

 

Then Chooose Remote Administration

 

Under Allow Incoming WAN Access to Web-Management

 

Make sure all options are unchecked

 

This should prevent anyone on Internet accessing your router login.

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they ship with admin as username and the SN of your router.  

 

so not as big a risk considering they need your SN off the sticker of your router, but I would not leave it open either. 

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