Router Telekom Speedport W 500V

Here you find how to configure and reset Telekom Speedport W 500V Router.

Telekom Speedport W 500V

Preconfigured wireless settings

SSID:
On an information card that comes with the router
Password:
On an information card that comes with the router

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. Start web browser
  4. Enter IP address in the address bar and confirm with ‘Enter’ key
  5. Enter password in the open user interface and confirm again

Reset Telekom Speedport W 500V router to factory defaults

To reset the Telekom Speedport W 500V to its default settings, you have to do the following steps:

  1. Turn on router
  2. For at least 5 seconds, press the Reset button
  3. Restart of the device is automatically executed
  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.

Telekom Speedport W 500V Router Security

Change Telekom Speedport W 500V Default Wifi Name (SSID)

Rename your Telekom Speedport W 500V Default Wifi Name (SSID). Some Telekom 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 Telekom Speedport W 500V Default Password

It’s easy for a hacker to find out the manufacturer’s default password for your Telekom Speedport W 500V router and then use that password to access your wireless network. So it’s wise to change the administrator password for your Telekom Speedport W 500V 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 Telekom Speedport W 500V router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your Telekom Speedport W 500V router. To enable this feature, enter into your Telekom Speedport W 500V 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 Telekom Speedport W 500V router

Telekom Speedport W 500V 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 Telekom Speedport W 500V router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your Telekom Speedport W 500V router. To enable this feature, enter into your Telekom Speedport W 500V 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 Telekom Speedport W 500V router in the house?

You wouldn’t think about this at first, but where you place your Telekom Speedport W 500V also has a bearing on your security.

Place the Telekom Speedport W 500V 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 Telekom Speedport W 500V router next to a window, since there’s nothing to obstruct the signal going outside your house.