DEFAULT GATEWAY LOG IN page not SECURE
OK ... I am certain that others have had this experience, but I have not seen it mentioned in these forums so far.
I have changed my Default Gateway IP address to a 172.28.?.? network setting, which is the same for all practical purposes as using the default 192.?.?.? network. I just prefer the 172.
So ... when I log in to the router management page to do any settings adjustments ... in the address bar at the top of the browser page (see attached image) ... it registers as a "NOT SECURE" page. I am on a VPN and the router is set up - to the best of my knowledge - as secure as I know how to make it.
So I guess that I ought to make this VERY clear ... I most certainly am able to LOG IN to the router management page and configure all settings to my hearts content, and have them all register correctly as I have desired.
I am ONLY concerned with the log-in page of the router being NOT SECURE, and how I might secure it.
I live in a very "crowded" wi-fi neighbourhood, and I, as I am certain everyone here is as well, concerned for the security of my online activity.
Again, how may I "MAKE" my default gateway address log-in page register as secure, or, HTTPS://?
I am using an ARCHER AX50 - latest firmware update. I am on a KINETIC fiber ISP, and everyting is working as it should from that end. The VPN functions perfectly. This behaviour is the same on BOTH WIN 10 & WIN 11 (both with ALL latest updates). Browser, is irrelevant as they all behave the same way.
I would love to hear from anyone that has faced this issue, and can explain how to achieve the result that I am after.
My concern is this: If I can log in to my router, because it is an un-secure, or HTTP:// page, perhaps anyone in the neighbourhood may be able to as well.
Thanks for your assistance.