Router Allied Telesis AT-AR440S

Here you find how to configure and reset Allied Telesis AT-AR440S Router.

Allied Telesis AT-AR440S

Preconfigured wireless settings

SSID:
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Password:
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Accessing your router's configuration interface

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

  1. Switch on router
  2. Connect the device via network cable with the router
  3. Open browser
  4. Enter IP address in the address bar and then confirm with ‘Enter’ key
  5. Enter username and password in the open user interface and confirm again

Reset Allied Telesis AT-AR440S router to factory defaults

To reset the Allied Telesis AT-AR440S to its default settings, you have to do the following steps:

  1. Turn on router
  2. Press Factory Reset button and hold for at least 15 seconds
  3. Device restarts automatically
  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.

Allied Telesis AT-AR440S Router Security

Change Allied Telesis AT-AR440S Default Wifi Name (SSID)

Rename your Allied Telesis AT-AR440S Default Wifi Name (SSID). Some Allied Telesis 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 Allied Telesis AT-AR440S Default Password

It’s easy for a hacker to find out the manufacturer’s default password for your Allied Telesis AT-AR440S router and then use that password to access your wireless network. So it’s wise to change the administrator password for your Allied Telesis AT-AR440S 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 Allied Telesis AT-AR440S router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your Allied Telesis AT-AR440S router. To enable this feature, enter into your Allied Telesis AT-AR440S 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 Allied Telesis AT-AR440S router

Allied Telesis AT-AR440S 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 Allied Telesis AT-AR440S router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your Allied Telesis AT-AR440S router. To enable this feature, enter into your Allied Telesis AT-AR440S 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 Allied Telesis AT-AR440S router in the house?

You wouldn’t think about this at first, but where you place your Allied Telesis AT-AR440S also has a bearing on your security.

Place the Allied Telesis AT-AR440S 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 Allied Telesis AT-AR440S router next to a window, since there’s nothing to obstruct the signal going outside your house.