Secure internet with Bitebird

Using the internet via your own Bitebird is more secure than using public Wi-Fi. With a Bitebird, you have a personal and secure internet connection at your disposal. This connection is private and no one can use your Wi-Fi signal unless you give them permission to do so.

Your personal Bitebird comes with standard settings. Make it entirely secure by personalizing your accesses; find out how:

1

The settings of your Bitebird device are changeable thanks to a dedicated page which you reach thanks to a username and password. The standard login codes are the same for login and password: admin and admin. You can personalize your password to secure your Bitebird.

Make sure you are connected via Bitebird and select your personal Wi-Fi password here.

2

Bitebird is delivered standardly with a unique Wi-Fi password which you can find on your Bitebird lid. This password enables you to connect your devices to your private Wi-Fi network. If you desire, you can also personalize your Wi-Fi password.

3

Create your own MyBitebird account to view the status of your data bundle and top it up. Connect your device to your Bitebird network, go to https://bitebird.mobi and create your own username and password.

Change your Bitebird Setting page password

Connect your laptop, tablet or smartphone to the internet using your Bitebird network. Go to the web address http://192.168.8.1.

  1. Log in with the standard codes:
    • Username: admin
    • Password: admin
  2. Go to “System”, and “Modify Password”
  3. Enter your current password (admin), and choose a new one!

Change your Wi-Fi name and password

Your original Wi-Fi password is written inside your Bitebird lid, click here to find where.

To personalize your Wi-Fi password, connect your laptop, tablet or smartphone to the internet using your Bitebird network. Go to the web address http://192.168.8.1.

  • Click on Connection Settings
  • Enter your User name and Password (admin & admin if you haven’t changed them)
  • Click on “Quick setup” (on the left)
  • Click on “next”
  • You can change your device name and password!

Note that your new password should contain a minimum of 8 characters, and if you change it, you will need to reconnect to your bitebird with your new password (turn it Off before reconnecting).

Create your MyBitebird account

Create your personal MyBitebird account to view the status of your data bundle and to top it up. Via your Bitebird connection, go to https://bitebird.mobi webpage and create your own username and password. For the following connections, you can access to your account on any internet connection!

Secure corporate internet with Bitebird

Corporate use of internet is also excellently arranged via Bitebird. VPN – the secure internet connection for businesses – is transmitted perfectly via your secure Bitebird signal

The risks of public Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available for free at an increasing number of locations. Easy? Certainly Secure? No. There are many risks associated with using the internet via public Wi-Fi networks. Some facts

Open networks

These are Wi-Fi networks you can log onto without a password. These are the networks without a padlock icon. All your data traffic can be ‘eavesdropped’ very easily via these networks. A laptop with a software package (often free downloadable) is all that is required.

 

Closed networks

These are Wi-Fi networks that require a password. These are the networks with a padlock icon. They are more secure than open networks but the fact is, that with both types of networks it is unclear what happens to your data from the Wi-Fi access point. The Wi-Fi network provider can store your data, for example, or use it for other purposes against your wishes. A VPN connection – for example, your own company’s or from a reliable provider – is safer.

Even a closed network with VPN is not as secure as Bitebird (with or without VPN). With Bitebird you have a personal Wi-Fi network and your data traffic passes through the mobile telecom network. Unknown Wi-Fi networks are a thing of the past!

 

Sniffing

So-called sniffing software reads all the information you send, without you realising. If there happens to be someone with this software on an open Wi-Fi network, your data traffic is ‘public property’. Before you realise it, your e-mails and surfing behaviour are in the public domain. To say nothing of sensitive information such as your credit card numbers and passwords. Sniffing software is available everywhere and for free on the internet.

With Bitebird you create a secure Wi-Fi connection between your smartphone, tablet or laptop and your Bitebird. This is your own Wi-Fi network. As long as you choose a good password (not too simple) and keep it secret, no one can gain access to your data traffic.

 

“Fake” Wi-Fi networks

Imagine, you want to do some work in a Starbucks cafe at an airport. Your laptop automatically searches for available Wi-Fi networks and you log in. But how do you know that you are actually on the Starbucks network and not on some handy hacker’s drinking coffee alongside you who gave his network a similar name?

Your smartphone, tablet and laptop always automatically search for your personal Bitebird. After all, that is your set preferred network. You are also not tempted to log into a different network en route.

 

“Hacking” a smartphone or tablet

A horror scenario: a stranger takes over your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Impossible? It is certainly highly conceivable with a public Wi-Fi network. Smart hacker software can see exactly which operating system you use on your smartphone, tablet or laptop. If that operating system is outdated, there is plenty of information online about ‘bugs’ in the security. Your smartphone, tablet or laptop can easily be hacked with that information.

With Bitebird, only connections from your smartphone, tablet and laptop are allowed out and it only allows the corresponding traffic to return. It is not possible to make a connection to your Bitebird from outside. Certainly not if you change the standard login codes of your Bitebird (Username: admin. Password: admin) into solid, personal codes.