Taking proper care for your network and keeping it secured and well maintained is extremely important today. And in order to do it you need to know how to access your DrayTek router settings.
In this article we are going to cover the DrayTek router login steps as well as some basic security tweaks. But first let’s take a quick look at what you need for the login to be successful.
What You Need:
- Wired or wireless network access
- DrayTek router
- DrayTek router IP, username and password (default or custom)
- Computer, tablet or smartphone
Why Should You Login To Your DrayTek Router?
As we have mentioned before, in order to manage your wireless home network, you need to know how to login to your DrayTek router. This will allow you to assign a custom name for your wireless network, you can set up and update the WiFi password, set up a guest network, enable or disable the firewall, update the router firmware and so on.
There are also many other settings you can modify and after we explain how to access the DrayTek router settings, we are going to guide you through the basic security settings that need to be changed if you want to boost your home network security.
So, let’s begin!
DrayTek Router Login In 4 Steps
Please follow the next few steps carefully, especially when you need to type the IP, username and password. Typing errors are often a reason why your router login attempt fails.
STEP 1: Connect Your Device To The Network
The device you are using (PC, tablet or smartphone) to login to the router needs to be connected to the DrayTek router network either via the network cable or the WiFi connection. If it isn’t connected you won’t be able to login to the router.
STEP 2: Launch Your Browser And Enter The DrayTek Router IP In The URL Bar
DrayTek routers use 192.168.1.1 as a default IP address that allows the user to access the router settings. So, type this IP in the browser’s URL bar on your device and depending on the device press Enter on the keyboard, or tap Go on the smartphone/tablet screen.
STEP 3: Enter The DrayTek Login Details
If 192.168.1.1 is the correct router IP address, the DrayTek router login page will open and you will be asked to enter a username and a password.
The default username for DrayTek routers is: admin
The default password for DrayTek routers is: admin
If these default login details haven’t been changed earlier you will be granted access to the router’s admin dashboard. However, if you have changed them before, use the custom ones. Or in case you have forgotten them, you can reset the router to factory settings and then you will be able to login with the default login details.
STEP 4: Now You Can Manage Your DrayTek Router Settings
Now you should see the router’s admin dashboard. All the settings are well organized in groups so don’t be afraid to take a look and see what might be interesting for you.
DrayTek Router: Basic Security Tips
The following changes represent a few basic security changes you can make which will drastically increase the security of your wireless home network.
Before making any changes, you can back up the current settings. This is pretty handy if you mess something up, so you can revert the changes back. On the other hand, you can take notes about the changes you are making, so you can change them back if you notice that there is something wrong.
Change The DrayTek Admin Router Password
Although people often ignore this security tweak, changing the router admin password is pretty important as it will prevent unauthorized access to your router settings. When someone connects to your network, if someone wants to login to your DrayTek router, a simple Google search will reveal the default IP, username and password which will make unauthorized access extremely easy. So, with that in mind, let’s see how to change the default router admin password.
First login to your DrayTek router as described above.
After that, click on System Maintenance in the left-hand menu, and then on Administrator Password.
Type the old, default password in the Old Password field, and then type the new password in the New Password and Confirm Password fields. This is to confirm that you have typed the new password correctly. Click the OK button and you will be notified that you have changed the router admin password successfully.
Now you should login with the new password just to confirm that it works. Please keep it safe because in case you forget it, you will have to factory reset the router and set it up from the beginning.
Change The DrayTek Router SSID And WiFi Password
By default, the default network name for most DrayTek routers is “DrayTek” and the default WiFi password is printed on a label on the router. If someone gets access to your network, it will be easy to get the default router IP and admin login details and gain access to the router settings page.
This is why it is recommended to change the network name into something else, something more personal, as well as set up a strong and unique wireless password.
To make these changes you need to be logged into the DrayTek router admin dashboard.
Please note that you need to change the network name and the WiFi password for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks.
First make changes to the Wireless LAN (2.4GHz) and after you save these changes, do the same with the Wireless LAN (5GHz).
So, click on Wireless LAN (2.4GHz) and in the submenu select General Setup.
In the SSID section you will see that DrayTek is the active one. Change it into something else.
To change the WiFi password select Security from the Wireless LAN (2.4GHz) submenu.
And then in the Pre-Shared Key (PSK) field enter your new password.
Click OK to save the changes.
Now make the same changes to the Wireless LAN (5GHz) but make sure to make the network name different. We usually just add “5G”, without quotes, at the end.
Just by applying these basic security settings your home network will be very well protected, but as you can see, you first have to learn the DrayTek router login steps. Just make sure to follow the instructions given above and you shouldn’t have any problems. However, we recommend setting up a separate Guest network for your friends and visitors. This will keep them away from the main network, and still give them internet access. Think about that.
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