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bumbershoot
Grafter
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Registered: 25-03-2010

Wireless security

Hi,new to wireless.Do I need to change the router user from admin to another name or is my broadband protected enough by the wireless key?
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Re: Wireless security

A good strong admin password will help prevent unauthorised access to your router.

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greyposter
Grafter
Posts: 235
Registered: 27-06-2007

Re: Wireless security

How would I do that,please ?
pierre_pierre
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Wireless security

What router?
greyposter
Grafter
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Registered: 27-06-2007

Re: Wireless security

Thomson TG 585v7
pierre_pierre
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Re: Wireless security

bumbershoot
Grafter
Posts: 66
Registered: 25-03-2010

Re: Wireless security

Hi,very confused.Can I change the router user from "admin" to another word or is it the password that can be changed, named as "wireless key" on the setup sticker,Ten figures,a mix of numbers and letters, as suplied with the tompson router.Thanks
pierre_pierre
Grafter
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Wireless security

yes you can change the name and its password, the other item I would think is the WPA pass
Denzil
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Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: Wireless security

In other words, you have an admin username and password which allows you to access the router's settings. The wireless key is a separate password that PCs use to connect wirelessly to the router for normal internet access.