Router Airlink101 AR695W

Here you find how to configure and reset Airlink101 AR695W Router.

Airlink101 AR695W

Preconfigured wireless settings

SSID:
Airlink101
Password:
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Accessing your router's configuration interface

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

  1. Turn on router
  2. Set up a connection between the device and the router via Wi-Fi* or network cable
  3. Start web browser
  4. Enter IP address in the address bar and then confirm with ‘Enter’ key
  5. Enter password in the open interface and confirm once more

Reset Airlink101 AR695W router to factory defaults

To reset the Airlink101 AR695W to its default settings, you have to do the following steps:

  1. Turn on router
  2. For at least 6 seconds, press the Reset/WPS button
  3. Restart of the device is automatically executed
  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.

Airlink101 AR695W Router Security

Change Airlink101 AR695W Default Wifi Name (SSID)

Rename your Airlink101 AR695W Default Wifi Name (SSID). Some Airlink101 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 Airlink101 AR695W Default Password

It’s easy for a hacker to find out the manufacturer’s default password for your Airlink101 AR695W router and then use that password to access your wireless network. So it’s wise to change the administrator password for your Airlink101 AR695W 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 Airlink101 AR695W router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your Airlink101 AR695W router. To enable this feature, enter into your Airlink101 AR695W 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 Airlink101 AR695W router

Airlink101 AR695W 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 Airlink101 AR695W router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your Airlink101 AR695W router. To enable this feature, enter into your Airlink101 AR695W 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 Airlink101 AR695W router in the house?

You wouldn’t think about this at first, but where you place your Airlink101 AR695W also has a bearing on your security.

Place the Airlink101 AR695W 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 Airlink101 AR695W router next to a window, since there’s nothing to obstruct the signal going outside your house.