Router Buffalo WCR-GN

Here you find how to configure and reset Buffalo WCR-GN Router.

Buffalo WCR-GN

Preconfigured wireless settings

SSID:
On a sticker on the router’s case
Password:
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Accessing your router's configuration interface

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

  1. Put router into operation
  2. Connect the device via Wi-Fi* or a network cable with the router
  3. Start web browser
  4. Enter IP address in the address bar and then confirm with ‘Enter’ key
  5. Enter username in the login form and confirm

Reset Buffalo WCR-GN router to factory defaults

To reset the Buffalo WCR-GN to its default settings, you have to do the following steps:

  1. Switch 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.

Buffalo WCR-GN Router Security

Change Buffalo WCR-GN Default Wifi Name (SSID)

Rename your Buffalo WCR-GN Default Wifi Name (SSID). Some Buffalo 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 Buffalo WCR-GN Default Password

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

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your Buffalo WCR-GN router. To enable this feature, enter into your Buffalo WCR-GN 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 Buffalo WCR-GN router

Buffalo WCR-GN 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 Buffalo WCR-GN router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your Buffalo WCR-GN router. To enable this feature, enter into your Buffalo WCR-GN 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 Buffalo WCR-GN router in the house?

You wouldn’t think about this at first, but where you place your Buffalo WCR-GN also has a bearing on your security.

Place the Buffalo WCR-GN 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 Buffalo WCR-GN router next to a window, since there’s nothing to obstruct the signal going outside your house.