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Concerned About Security Of My WiFi Router GX Platinum 4410 By My Broadband Provider. Any Ideas?

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My current wifi router is the GX Platinum 4410 GIGABIT WiFi Optical Network Unit (single_band, 300 megabytes_per_second). It was provided by my Broadband provider. I am happy with the speeds but I am concerned about the security.

Updating my router firmware is not an option since the router is a legacy device now. The updates have stopped since 2020.

So, How bad is the security of GX Platinum 4410 with the WPA2-PSK security protocol?

For the GX Platinum 4410, if I disable the Wifi transmission and just use the ethernet, will all the rest be mitigated?

I can upgrade with a new Wifi router like TP-Link Next-Gen Wi-Fi 6 WPA3 router and connect all my devices from it. But I still can't get rid of GX Platinum 4410 since it is the Broadband property and it is a modem. What do you suggest?

Also, I noticed that previously I could manage my modem settings like Reset Device in the Device Management Tab, Security Management, and Log Management. These options and tabs are now gone. I could also change the Username. Now it is fixed on Genexis.

I can still configure all the Wifi Settings and change the user password.

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  • Alexandru_BD
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    Hello @ebt15,

    As long as you only use ethernet you should be fine. You could add another more secure router donwstream of the GX Platinum and keep the later's Wi-Fi turned off. GX Platinum (Wi-Fi off) >>cable>>TP-Link Next-Gen (Wi-Fi on).

    Regards

    Premium Security & Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools user

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  • ebt15
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    Hello @Alexandru_BD,

    Thank you for your advice on the security concerns with the GX Platinum router. I appreciate your suggestion to add a new, more secure router downstream of the GX Platinum and keep the WiFi off. This seems like a great solution and I will definitely consider it.

    Just to clarify, if I were to go this route, would I need to configure the TP-Link Next-Gen router in a specific way to ensure optimal security? Additionally, are there any other security measures that you would recommend I take when setting up the new router in this way?

    Thanks again for your help and guidance on this matter.