The siemens efficient networks model speedstream 5100 is one of the finest router that provides high speed internet connection. One can use this router to connect your system from LAN to WAN. The installation part is effortless and can be done using a UPnP which is called Universal Plug and Play integration. There are also ways in which multiple computer can share a single DSL using integrated switch ports.
Any device which helps in making a communication happen inside a network is always vulnerable to security flaws hence the speedstream 5100 comes with firewall security and an ICSA compliant mode. In this guide we will tell you about how you can login into the router and further configure the router using your own custom settings.
Steps To Login Inside Speedstream 5100 Router
Step 1: Open your web browser
Connect your router with an RJ45 cable and see if your network is working. Open web browser and type the address 192.168.254.254 in URL and hit enter.
Step 2: Enter Login Credentials
On entering the correct IP address, you will see the login screen to enter the default credentials. If you have already changed the default credentials, be ready with the changed username and password. Below is the list of most common login credentials:
- Username: blank
- Password: blank
Step 3: Setting Up Speedstream 5100 Login Details
Inside the router settings, see for the wireless settings and be cautious about the settings you are going to configure.
Inside the settings, you can set the SSID or network name, type of internet connection, the security settings and also modify your router connection.
You will be able to see some tabs like status, wireless settings, firewall and system settings. There are a many options which the user can change like the transmission rate, IP address and even the bandwidth. We always recommend you to change the default username and password. Use the below tips to change the username and password.
Tips to change your username and password:
- Your password should have a mixture of alphanumeric characters and special characters
- Your password should be 8-16 characters long, complex yet easy to remember
- Username should be user-friendly and simple
- Username and password for the router needs to be written down somewhere
Step 4: Change the SSID of your Speedstream 5100 Router
A SSID is called the service set Identifier which is essentially the name of your network as visible when you open the wifi tab. Be default, it is always the name of the router manufacturer.
If you don’t change the SSID, it can be very easy for anyone to predict the login details if they aren’t changed. Thus, it is highly recommended that you change the SSID of your new router to something that is personal.
Tips to Change the SSID or Network Name:
- Make the SSID short and simple
- Don’t make it very fancy as it may backfire
- Don’t use any personal information to set the name of your router
Step 5: Secure Speedstream 5100 Router Settings
When you log inside the router, you can see a wireless settings tab or a tab for changing the security settings of the router. In the encryption settings, you need to select the option WPA2-PSK which is the best encryption standard in the industry right now. This setting will ensure that router is secure at the optimum level.
Issues and FAQs
1. Does Speedstream 5100 support 5ghz?
No, Speedstream 5100 has a maximum of 2.4GHz speed.
2. How do I log into my Speedstream 5100?
You can log into the router using the IP address 192.168.254.254 and entering the credentials
3. How to reset my Speedstream 5100?
To reset, just take a sharp pointed object and press-and-hold it over the reset button for 10 seconds. Once you are done, you will be able to enter the default credentials.