Router DrayTek Vigor2500We

Here you find how to configure and reset DrayTek Vigor2500We Router.

DrayTek Vigor2500We

Preconfigured wireless settings

SSID:
default
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. Open browser
  4. Enter IP address in the address line and confirm with ‘Enter’ button
  5. Enter username in the login form and confirm

Reset DrayTek Vigor2500We router to factory defaults

To reset the DrayTek Vigor2500We to its default settings, you have to do the following steps:

  1. Turn on router
  2. For at least 5 seconds, press the Factory Reset 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.

DrayTek Vigor2500We Router Security

Change DrayTek Vigor2500We Default Wifi Name (SSID)

Rename your DrayTek Vigor2500We Default Wifi Name (SSID). Some DrayTek 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 DrayTek Vigor2500We Default Password

It’s easy for a hacker to find out the manufacturer’s default password for your DrayTek Vigor2500We router and then use that password to access your wireless network. So it’s wise to change the administrator password for your DrayTek Vigor2500We 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 DrayTek Vigor2500We router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your DrayTek Vigor2500We router. To enable this feature, enter into your DrayTek Vigor2500We 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 DrayTek Vigor2500We router

DrayTek Vigor2500We 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 DrayTek Vigor2500We router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your DrayTek Vigor2500We router. To enable this feature, enter into your DrayTek Vigor2500We 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 DrayTek Vigor2500We router in the house?

You wouldn’t think about this at first, but where you place your DrayTek Vigor2500We also has a bearing on your security.

Place the DrayTek Vigor2500We 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 DrayTek Vigor2500We router next to a window, since there’s nothing to obstruct the signal going outside your house.