Router Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek

Here you find how to configure and reset Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek Router.

Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek

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 Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek router to factory defaults

To reset the Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek 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.

Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek Router Security

Change Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek Default Wifi Name (SSID)

Rename your Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek Default Wifi Name (SSID). Some Paradigm 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 Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek Default Password

It’s easy for a hacker to find out the manufacturer’s default password for your Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek router and then use that password to access your wireless network. So it’s wise to change the administrator password for your Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek 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 Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek router. To enable this feature, enter into your Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek 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 Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek router

Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek 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 Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek router. To enable this feature, enter into your Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek 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 Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek router in the house?

You wouldn’t think about this at first, but where you place your Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek also has a bearing on your security.

Place the Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek 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 Paradigm PTI-8411 Realtek router next to a window, since there’s nothing to obstruct the signal going outside your house.