This wireless router and modem works good for me. However, there are two security related issues which I would like to solve:
Router administration console ====================== When viewing the router's administration console, it already shows you what router it is, speed settings, connected computers, and other settings. While it does prompt you to enter a password before making changes, I don't want the entire world to know about this. Even though the wireless connection is currently encrypted, I believe this is a security issue, especially when the router first comes with no encryption enabled.
I had at one point a D-Link router and a Linksys router, both of which prompted the user to enter a password before displaying any information. Can this router be configured to behave in a similar manner?
MAC address filtering ================ I already see my computer on the allowed list or I can enter my MAC address manually. However, the moment I enable MAC address filtering, I can no longer access the router wirelessly, both the internet and the router itself. It seems to me that there could be two problems:
- Something I've done in the router's MAC address filtering configuration is wrong.
- My computer is not transmitting the MAC address (how do I find out if it does or doesn't). However, I believe this is not the case since when I add the MAC address manually, the router displays my computer's name - it seems to already know about the MAC address.