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Routers. Passwords. Security. Are you doing it right when it comes to setting up your wireless router?

You just bought a new router! While you may think that once you've got your router plugged in and configured to suite your needs that all is done, you are wrong. Many people fail to change the default username and/or password for their wireless router. Some may not know how, some just don't care, or some simply forget. Whichever category you may fall under, I'm here to tell you: YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO CHANGE YOUR DEFAULTS! 

Default usernames and passwords for routers are listed as public knowledge all over the internet. Anyone can look up the defaults for popular router brands such as: Netgear, Asus, Linksys and many more. While this information can be very useful at times, hackers often use this knowledge to their advantage. This is why you must change the defaults as soon as you possibly can. If you don't, your home or business is at risk! 

So, you decide to change your defaults. If you do not know how to proceed, you can always look at the router's documentation or just contact Freedomnet Support. Change those defaults before a hacker does it for you, and locks you out of your own equipment. 

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