My man is the type who likes giving gifts that would serve a purpose for long term. I wanted a play dough cake maker and I thought, he’d get me that – hehe. But he said, when I’m done with the play dough, what’s next? And with that, he gifted me a router instead. Nonetheless, I love it! I can download apps non stop.
This is a very basic router that has an internal antenna. We used to have a router, but it didn’t last because first, my sister kept removing the ethernet cable from the router, because she says the connection got slower. The problem was, I did not set up the wireless connection to private, which I’m pretty sure the neighbors were also trying to connect to. Anyway, inside the box are the following:
Manual and warranty receipt
Plug for the router
Here’s how it looks like when installed…
Now that part is easy, I told my BF that I want our connection to be exclusively ours only, and he said that it is a bit tricky since I would have to use the MAC filtering system instead of the password system, since it can be easily hacked.
First thing to do is to get the IP address of the wireless router, which can be seen at the back of the router.
Step 1: Copy the IP address and open a browser. You will automatically be directed to the CD-R king site.
You can basically choose how to set up your wireless router. I prefer the MAC filtering system, which will allow only those listed in the filter to connect to the wifi. Those who will try to connect will automatically be blocked. For MAC filtering here’s step 2.
Step 2: There are options on the left side (sorry, I couldn’t get a print screen out of it, but it’s fairly easy to find).
Go to the Firewall option and click on the MAC filtering, from there all you have to do is list down the MAC addresses of your gadgets
Step 3: Click the wireless option and under that click the access control. This will give you the list and control the people who will try to connect. Choose the allow listed option and then list down again the MAC addresses. \
And that’s it! In fairness, the connection is pretty fast, although there are a few (rare) instances that the connection is bad. Now my only wish is that this router will last me a long time. Considering the brand, there are possibilities that it might get busted.
- Complies with 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11n Draft v2.0 and backward compatible with 802.11g/b standards
- PPPoE/Static IP/PPTP/DHCP,NAT/NAPT IP sharing
- Supports advanced 1T1R MIMO technology to enhance the throughput and coverage range significantly. High speed date rate—up to 150Mbps
- Virtual Server and DMZ
- Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)with reset button
- SSID broadcast control and MAC access control list.
- 64/128bit WEP encryption and WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK security
- WMM function to meet the multimedia transmission requirement
- Supports Special Applications (Port Triggers)
- DDNS (DynDNS,TZO), and QoS
- VPN pass through (IPSec/PPTP)•
- WDS, wireless bridge, wireless station
- DHCP server and Anti-Dos firewall
- QoS bandwidth control based on MAC and IP
- 2dBi antenna
- Firmware upgrade via web page
Definitely happy, I can now abuse my droid for downloading stuff. LOL!