Secure connection for router log in

Cisco Linksys e1000 wireless-n router
July 23, 2010 at 21:25:03
Specs: Windows XP
I just installed the Linksys E1000 router for the first time. The default for access server is "http" and I noticed I am getting a warning about my log in password being sent over an unsecured connection. Should I change this to "https" in order to have the transmission be secure? (I tried changing it once to see what would happen, but got a message about a problem with the certificate--so I quickly changed it back.) Didn't want to end up messing something up and locking myself out of my own router. Is there any way http could be a security risk if I have remote management disabled and am accessing the router on a hardwired computer? Also, is there anything I should set to https, or anything besides remote management that I need to disable in order to make my router and wireless network more secure?

Sorry if these seem like silly questions. This is all new to me.


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July 24, 2010 at 05:55:38
Open up a web browser.

Go to and search the acronym "RTFM"

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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July 24, 2010 at 16:11:08
Curt R,

Sorry if my question annoyed you. My router did not come with ANY KIND of manual, but I have read the manual online. Also, the "help" section on the router address (I had to configure manually) didn't give much information. Just said https uses a more secure connection.

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