Changing the default password on your router will only be the first step for securing your network soon

https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacking-attacks-on-your-router-why-the-worst-is-yet-to-come/
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by:Lucas Bishop
My router doesn't provide user/password access or have a way to access it via web interface. Hopefully more router companies start taking security more seriously in the future.

Here's what I'm using:
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/gryphon-secure-mesh-router,review-6042.html
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by:Andrew Leniart
Wow, that actually looks like a great router Lucas. Never seen anything like it and the WiFi coverage it gives seems brilliant from the article you linked.
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by:Lucas Bishop
Yeah, I can't recommend it enough. I'm hoping in my spare time I can write up a review of it here.

Some highlights:
802.11AC + 802.11bgn
3000Mbps throughput
3 Radios (1, 2.4 and 2, 5.0)
4x4 MU-MIMO
Beamforming
Mesh
Six Antennas
DFS Bands

One of the main reasons I picked it up though was the parental control features that are built in. Almost every other router I researched, required you to subscribe to a third party parental control service (ex. Circle by Disney or OpenDNS Parental Controls). So I'd go and review those services and see nothing but problems. I even tried using OpenDNS on my router (Netgear at the time) and then when I found it to be substandard, it wouldn't uninstall -- forcing me to factory reset.

Meanwhile the Gryphon comes with parental controls integrated by default at no extra cost. Then on top of that it has ESET's malware detection built in (costs $9.99 after the first year) and a variety of other features that should be (imo) part of all routers -- like the ability for the router to detect if an IoT device is suddenly acting like it's been infected by malware and isolating it from the network.

I'm at the point where I expect my router to be the strongest piece of hardware when it comes to home security and this Gryphon is the first one I've found where I actually believe it's holding up its end of the bargain, without me having to manage iptables.
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by:Andrew Leniart
Yeah, I can't recommend it enough. I'm hoping in my spare time I can write up a review of it here.

Along with some of your personal experiences with using it, that would be a very welcome addition to our articles database Lucas.
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