If you are experimenting with the various functionalities of your wireless network, you may wonder how to access a router remotely. The best routers, after all, tend to include some way to remotely access the device. Keep reading to learn why and how to perform this procedure.
The primary reason to access a router remotely would be to check up on data usage. This can give you a view as to who is using your network and what they are up to. In other words, it is a great tool for parents checking up on their kids and for anyone else worried about hackers and Wi-Fi thieves. If you know who is using your network, you can go about limiting access, such as when you learn how to change a router’s MAC address.
You should have access to all of your router’s settings if you are able to connect remotely.
There are a few ways to do this, each of them relatively simple and not as complicated as, say, learning how to disable AP isolation on a router.
Never use remote management unless the router password is changed from the default password.
How can I check the firmware version of my router?
This depends on your router model, though it typically entails accessing the settings of your router device.
Why would you want to access your router remotely?
You can change up router settings, such as the default gateway address, on the fly while at a remote location. This can be done, essentially, router to router without the need for an Ethernet cable.
Can I connect my home WiFi from anywhere?
Remote management is possible from anywhere, so long as you know your public IP address and you have access to a WiFi network, your admin username, default password, and a computer or any other connected devices.
STAT: Intermittent extender connections to a 5GHz wireless band can be caused by improper placement. (source)