Router Calix 844G-1

Here you find how to configure and reset Calix 844G-1 Router.

Calix 844G-1

Preconfigured wireless settings

SSID:
On a sticker on the router’s case
Password:
On a sticker on the router’s case

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 web browser
  4. Enter IP address in the address bar and then confirm with ‘Enter’ key
  5. Enter username and password in the open interface and confirm once more

Reset Calix 844G-1 router to factory defaults

To reset the Calix 844G-1 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.

Calix 844G-1 Router Security

Change Calix 844G-1 Default Wifi Name (SSID)

Rename your Calix 844G-1 Default Wifi Name (SSID). Some Calix 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 Calix 844G-1 Default Password

It’s easy for a hacker to find out the manufacturer’s default password for your Calix 844G-1 router and then use that password to access your wireless network. So it’s wise to change the administrator password for your Calix 844G-1 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 Calix 844G-1 router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your Calix 844G-1 router. To enable this feature, enter into your Calix 844G-1 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 Calix 844G-1 router

Calix 844G-1 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 Calix 844G-1 router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your Calix 844G-1 router. To enable this feature, enter into your Calix 844G-1 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 Calix 844G-1 router in the house?

You wouldn’t think about this at first, but where you place your Calix 844G-1 also has a bearing on your security.

Place the Calix 844G-1 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 Calix 844G-1 router next to a window, since there’s nothing to obstruct the signal going outside your house.