Router Abocom WR5502

Here you find how to configure and reset Abocom WR5502 Router.

Abocom WR5502

Preconfigured wireless settings

No wireless networks are preconfigured for this device.

Accessing your router's configuration interface

To connect to your router's web interface, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on router
  2. Establish a connection between the device and the router via network cable or Wi-Fi*
  3. Open browser
  4. Enter IP address in the address bar and confirm with ‘Enter’ key
  5. Enter username and password in the open user interface and confirm again

Reset Abocom WR5502 router to factory defaults

To reset the Abocom WR5502 to its default settings, you have to do the following steps:

  1. Turn on router
  2. Press Reset button and hold for at least 5 seconds
  3. Device is automatically restarted
  4. Default settings have been restored

The unit will reboot automatically. Once the power light stops blinking, the unit has been reset and is ready to use. Resetting the router does not reset the firmware to an earlier version, but it will change all settings back to factory defaults.

Abocom WR5502 Router Security

Change Abocom WR5502 Default Wifi Name (SSID)

Rename your Abocom WR5502 Default Wifi Name (SSID). Some Abocom routers come with default network names (with the name of the manufacturer). We recommend to use a different name because a default name unnecessarily identifies the make of your router, making it easier for attackers to break in.

Change Abocom WR5502 Default Password

It’s easy for a hacker to find out the manufacturer’s default password for your Abocom WR5502 router and then use that password to access your wireless network. So it’s wise to change the administrator password for your Abocom WR5502 router. When you’re deciding on your new password, try to pick a complex series of numbers and letters and try to avoid using a password that can be guessed easily.

MAC Address filtering for Abocom WR5502 router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your Abocom WR5502 router. To enable this feature, enter into your Abocom WR5502 router the 12-character MAC ID of each computer that will connect to your network. Be sure to update this information if you add or remove devices.

Disabling Broadcast SSID for Abocom WR5502 router

Abocom WR5502 router transmits your Wi-Fi network ID (the so-called SSID) to everyone. This may be changed at will by unchecking the corresponding box in the settings. Then your network will not be so easily hacked. However, as a compromise, you will have to enter the SSID every time that you connect a device to the network. This step is not mandatory.

MAC Address filtering for Abocom WR5502 router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your Abocom WR5502 router. To enable this feature, enter into your Abocom WR5502 router the 12-character MAC ID of each computer that will connect to your network. Be sure to update this information if you add or remove devices.

Where are you placing the Abocom WR5502 router in the house?

You wouldn’t think about this at first, but where you place your Abocom WR5502 also has a bearing on your security.

Place the Abocom WR5502 router as close as possible to the middle of your house. The first benefit is that all the rooms in your house have the same access to the Internet. The second benefit is that you don’t want to have your wireless signal range reach too much outside your house, where it can be easily intercepted by cybercriminals.

For this reason, don’t place your Abocom WR5502 router next to a window, since there’s nothing to obstruct the signal going outside your house.