How to hide my router?

By cabstar
Jun 22, 2010
  1. I have a static external IP address which when you type it in to google address bar it comes up with a username and password to manage my router. It's a Netgear DG834PN. I don't want anybody to see this screen really. Does anyone know how to hide this? I need to access it from an internal DHCP address but not the external one really.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Run a complete re-install and watch your screens closely for opportunities to make it yours.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    With a static public address, you have real issues. ( Likely you also have a domain name associated with that address)

    First, WHY static address if no domain name or web services on your systems?

    But back to the question: Usually, there's a means to disable remote management
    My netgear states the enablement: Turn remote management ON { } so I cleared the box and restarted the router.
    Attempting http://wan-side-ip-address// just times out and adding the port :8080 does too.

    If you can't stop that behavior, be sure to create a very strong password (and document it as it will be difficult to remember.

    eg: create a sentence of at least 8 word and use the first letter of every word
    Then make some of those characters UPPER case,
    add a special character to the front (#$*@_+=)
    and at least two digits at the end

    If someone CAN access the config login page, at least they can't use a brute force cracker to get access
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