Router ZyXEL NBG-418N

Here you find how to configure and reset ZyXEL NBG-418N Router.

ZyXEL NBG-418N

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. Put router into operation
  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 line and confirm with ‘Enter’ button
  5. Enter username and password in the open interface and confirm once more

Reset ZyXEL NBG-418N router to factory defaults

To reset the ZyXEL NBG-418N to its default settings, you have to do the following steps:

  1. Switch on router
  2. Press RESET button for at least 5 seconds
  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.

ZyXEL NBG-418N Router Security

Change ZyXEL NBG-418N Default Wifi Name (SSID)

Rename your ZyXEL NBG-418N Default Wifi Name (SSID). Some ZyXEL 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 ZyXEL NBG-418N Default Password

It’s easy for a hacker to find out the manufacturer’s default password for your ZyXEL NBG-418N router and then use that password to access your wireless network. So it’s wise to change the administrator password for your ZyXEL NBG-418N 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 ZyXEL NBG-418N router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your ZyXEL NBG-418N router. To enable this feature, enter into your ZyXEL NBG-418N 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 ZyXEL NBG-418N router

ZyXEL NBG-418N 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 ZyXEL NBG-418N router

MAC filtering allows you to limit access to your ZyXEL NBG-418N router. To enable this feature, enter into your ZyXEL NBG-418N 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 ZyXEL NBG-418N router in the house?

You wouldn’t think about this at first, but where you place your ZyXEL NBG-418N also has a bearing on your security.

Place the ZyXEL NBG-418N 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 ZyXEL NBG-418N router next to a window, since there’s nothing to obstruct the signal going outside your house.