Router LevelOne FBR-1161A

Here you find how to configure and reset LevelOne FBR-1161A Router.

LevelOne FBR-1161A

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. Turn on router
  2. Establish a connection between the device and the router via network cable
  3. Start web browser
  4. Enter IP address in the address line and confirm with ‘Enter’ button
  5. Enter username as well as password in the login form and confirm

Reset LevelOne FBR-1161A router to factory defaults

To reset the LevelOne FBR-1161A to its default settings, you have to do the following steps:

  1. Switch on router
  2. For at least 6 seconds, press the RESET button
  3. Device restarts automatically
  4. Restoration of standard settings is finished

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.

LevelOne FBR-1161A Router Security

Change LevelOne FBR-1161A Default Wifi Name (SSID)

Rename your LevelOne FBR-1161A Default Wifi Name (SSID). Some LevelOne 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 LevelOne FBR-1161A Default Password

It’s easy for a hacker to find out the manufacturer’s default password for your LevelOne FBR-1161A router and then use that password to access your wireless network. So it’s wise to change the administrator password for your LevelOne FBR-1161A 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 LevelOne FBR-1161A router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your LevelOne FBR-1161A router. To enable this feature, enter into your LevelOne FBR-1161A 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 LevelOne FBR-1161A router

LevelOne FBR-1161A 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 LevelOne FBR-1161A router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your LevelOne FBR-1161A router. To enable this feature, enter into your LevelOne FBR-1161A 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 LevelOne FBR-1161A router in the house?

You wouldn’t think about this at first, but where you place your LevelOne FBR-1161A also has a bearing on your security.

Place the LevelOne FBR-1161A 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 LevelOne FBR-1161A router next to a window, since there’s nothing to obstruct the signal going outside your house.