Linksys befw11s4-vn

By kpbradley
Jun 24, 2010
  1. I just wanted to get instructions on securing a Linksys BEFW11S4 version N. Can someone post the instructions for me thanks.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    you must make changes using a wired connection!
    1) disable ping from the wan side

    2) disable remote management on port 8080

    3) change the router password (and document it!) save the settings (which will restart it)

    4) you apparently have wifi conectivity for the systems, so you need only to
    enable encryption and set the passphrase {use WPA2, or WPA, and avoid WEP if possible)

    save the settings and disconnect the wired system

    each system will need to connect the first time and you will need the passphrase to do so.
  3. kpbradley

    kpbradley TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 114

    So enable the wireless security use a WPA Pre Shared Key in the security Mode and enter my own WPA Shared Key and the wireless device will ask for the Shared key I entered? Thats it and my network will be secured?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    isn't that simple! YES, but be sure to address 1-3 also :)
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