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I spoke about Router Security at the O'Reilly Security Conference in New York City on Nov. 1, 2017. See a PDF of the slides
About this website
Apple Routers - I was no fan, but they are discontinued anyway
Bugs in routers - 3rd most popular page
Change log - an audit log of updates to the site
Checklist of security features in a router. 4th most popular page
Consumer routers - why not to use them
DHCP - after changing router LAN IP address, adjust the DHCP range
Firmware updates - what to look out for when updating router firmware
Firmware self-updating - features to look for and rating some routers
Google WiFi Routers - a.k.a. OnHub
HNAP - Home Network Administration Protocol
Home Page - the most popular page
Introduction to routers
IP addresses - using a unpopular subnet makes you safer
ISP routers - when possible, don't use a router or gateway provided by an ISP
Modems - an introduction to modems and a warning about buggy ones
Mesh Routers - thoughts on Eero, Google Wifi, Ubiquiti AmpliFi, Plume, etc
New router - how to set it up securely
Others Gripe on routers - I am not the only one suggesting consumer routers stink
Others Router Security Advice - I am not the only one writing on the subject
Passwords - change the router password first thing
Pepwave Surf SOHO - I recommend using this router
Perfect world - eh
Router Reviews - not much here, yet
Resources - lots of lists of router related stuff
SSID - suggestions for choosing a good network name
Shodan - still in development ...
Test your router - 2nd most popular page, after the home page
Turn off - Lower your attack surface by turning off these features
VLAN - Virtual LANs allow for network isolation
What can go wrong - with router security. Hint: a lot
WEP, WPA and WPA2 - about the three options for over-the-air encryption
WPS - Everything you ever wanted to know about Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Modems - Not Finished

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