Arris DG860A Router
How to login to the Arris DG860A router interface
To login the router with the preconfigured default data, follow the guide to Arris DG860A login.
User’s manual for Arris DG860A Router
Quick and easy solutions to your Arris DG860A router problems can be found in the user's manual.
How to reset the Arris DG860A 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 Arris DG860A reset instructions.
Default settings for the Arris DG860A 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 Arris DG860A to factory settings.
How to Protect Your Arris DG860A Router
Change the Arris DG860A Default Password
Most Arris 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 Arris DG860A 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 Arris DG860A 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 Arris DG860A 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 Arris DG860A SSID (Wifi name)
Most Arris 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 Arris DG860A in a good place
Position your router near where you spend the most time on the web.
A few tips for positioning the Arris DG860A 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.