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routerlogin.net not secure

I just tried installing my new WiFi router.  Everything was going well until the routerlogin.net page loaded and showd the user name of admin and wanted me to enter the password.  According to the instructions, I'm supposed to enter "password".  However, this is not a secure (https) page so I am leary!  Can someone explain why this ISN'T a security issue?  BTW - my model # is R6900P but that is not available in the Model dropdown

Model: R6400v2|AC1750 Smart WiFi Router—802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
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> [...] Can someone explain why this ISN'T a security issue? [...]

   Presumably, you're talking to your own gizmo on your own LAN.  If
someone can overlisten to that traffic, then you're already in big
trouble.

   Sending user credentials over an unencrypted/insecure link ("http://"
instead of "https://") would be a bigger worry if you were using Remote
Management (perhaps: ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Remote Management), and
you were somewhere in the outside world.  Around here (D7000,
V1.0.1.54_1.0.1), I don't use Remote Management, but it does seem to use
"https://".

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However, this is not a secure (https) page so I am leary! 

 


That's a long running complaint about Netgear's system.

 

Modems/Routers : Add HTTPS when connecting to the ... - NETGEAR Communities

 

Fortunately, newer hardware is going over to https.

 

The best way to work out what is going on is to check the manual for your box. Read that and perhaps you will be reassured. Unfortunately, Netgear seems to have given up on providing manuals, even on CD.

 

There is a manual for the R6900P somewhere at the end of this link:

 

>>> R6900P | Product | Support | NETGEAR <<<

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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> The best way to work out what is going on is to check the manual for
> your box. Read that and perhaps you will be reassured.

   This must be some new meaning for "best".

   I try not to comment on every bit of lame/questionable advice which
appears on these forums (potentially a more-than-full-time job), but
I've racked my puny brain trying to recall anything which I've seen in
any Netgear router manual which might shed the smallest glimmer of light
onto this question.  I'm all for reading a User Manual, but I don't see
anything in this manual about this question.

> There is a manual for the R6900P somewhere at the end of this link:

   More generally, visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model
number, and look for Documentation.

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