Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink Router
How to login to the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink router interface
To login the router with the preconfigured default data, follow the guide to Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink login.
User’s manual for Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink Router
Quick and easy solutions to your Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink router problems can be found in the user's manual.
How to reset the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink router to the factory settings
If the router does not work the way you want, you can not access the router by IP address or the username and password do not match, you will probably need to reset it, following the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink reset instructions.
Default settings for the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink router
The router's default settings are those which the router possess at it’s first launch. They include an IP address, username and password. This data will be required, if you apply a reset the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink to factory settings.
How to Protect Your Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink Router
Change the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink Default Password
Most Actiontec routers come with an elementary password known to everyone and written on the device's box. Hackers know this and always try to access your network with these preconfigured passwords. So when you first connect to you new Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink router’s interface, the most important thing is to change your initial password. You may not have to use this password often, so be sure to have it written in a safe place. Without it, the only way to access the router may be to reset the device’s factory settings.
Change Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink Default IP Address
The routers take the first possible address (192.168.0.1), change it to 192.168.0.99 or something similar to that, which you can easily remember. You can change the IP addresses, that are used to a group reserved for private networks. This will protect your Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink router from attacks by fake requests (cross-site request forgery CSRF), that most often attack through the user's browser and try to access the router by using IP addresses set as default.
Change Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink SSID (Wifi name)
Most Actiontec routers have the default SSID. These names are known and limited in number, enabling to scan quickly and easily for them, and to easily detect the network and its parameters if there is a match. The initial replacement of the network name, as well as regular replacement, make it difficult to identify the network easily and a also make it difficult for a subsequent attack.
Position the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink in a good place
Position your router near where you spend the most time on the web.
A few tips for positioning the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink router:
- Place the router close to the center of your home.
- Do not put it on the floor but on a desk, table or shelf.
- Do not place it in the immediate vicinity of a wall that will take the signal.
- Do not place it near other devices that emit wireless frequencies, such as microwave ovens or wireless phones.
If your router has external antennas, you need to be sure that they are pointing in the right direction to optimize range and performance.