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Changing security settings on Thomson 585

ianrw
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Registered: 05-02-2008

Changing security settings on Thomson 585

This may be a dumb question!
My Voyager router went caput so I have been supplied with  a Thomson Gateway  router. It works fine - no setup was needed -  but I can't see where to change security settings - add MAC filtering, hide SSID etc. The security page (http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/wireless_broadband/secure_home_network.shtml) talks of an instruction manual, but there wasn't one and I can't see anything on the configuration web page.
Guidance welcome.
Thanks.
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Community Veteran
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Registered: 02-10-2008

Re: Changing security settings on Thomson 585

look here :
http://192.168.1.254/cgi/b/_wli_/cfg/?be=0&l0=3&l1=1&name=WLAN:

I'll try to find the link to the manual for you
http://www.thomsonbroadbandpartner.com/getfile.php?id=5349
I've not found MAC filtering - ?
To turn wireless on / off push the buttom on the front for about 6 seconds or so.
VileReynard
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Re: Changing security settings on Thomson 585

Hiding your SSID doesn't make your wireless any more secure unless you've got all security disabled!
Your PC is still going to broadcast your SSID periodically Smiley
Also, anyone who can crack your WPA security will have no trouble spoofing a MAC address.

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Re: Changing security settings on Thomson 585

Quote from: mal0z
I'll try to find the link to the manual for you
http://www.thomsonbroadbandpartner.com/getfile.php?id=5349
I've not found MAC filtering - ?

Frankly, the manual is poor.  It does not document all the features so you might still be able to do the things you want, despite the fact that they are not mentioned in the manual. 
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Re: Changing security settings on Thomson 585

I couldn't agree more, which is why I am rather slowly gathering the material together from all the snippets here on community and anywhere else I can find it.
but there are plenty of other manuals on specialised tasks here:
http://www.thomsonbroadbandpartner.com/dsl-modems-gateways/products/product-detail.php?id=161