Router LANCOM 831A

Here you find how to configure and reset LANCOM 831A Router.

LANCOM 831A

Preconfigured wireless settings

No wireless networks are preconfigured for this device.

Accessing your router's configuration interface

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

  1. Switch on router
  2. Set up a connection between the device and the router
  3. Open web browser
  4. Enter IP address in the address line and confirm with ‘Enter’ button
  5. Enter username in the login form and confirm

Reset LANCOM 831A router to factory defaults

To reset the LANCOM 831A to its default settings, you have to do the following steps:

  1. Switch on router
  2. Press Reset button for at least 10 seconds
  3. Device is automatically restarted
  4. Router has been reset to factory settings

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.

LANCOM 831A Router Security

Change LANCOM 831A Default Wifi Name (SSID)

Rename your LANCOM 831A Default Wifi Name (SSID). Some LANCOM 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 LANCOM 831A Default Password

It’s easy for a hacker to find out the manufacturer’s default password for your LANCOM 831A router and then use that password to access your wireless network. So it’s wise to change the administrator password for your LANCOM 831A 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 LANCOM 831A router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your LANCOM 831A router. To enable this feature, enter into your LANCOM 831A 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 LANCOM 831A router

LANCOM 831A 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 LANCOM 831A router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your LANCOM 831A router. To enable this feature, enter into your LANCOM 831A 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 LANCOM 831A router in the house?

You wouldn’t think about this at first, but where you place your LANCOM 831A also has a bearing on your security.

Place the LANCOM 831A 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 LANCOM 831A router next to a window, since there’s nothing to obstruct the signal going outside your house.