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    Network Assistant Set Up

    This is a discussion on Network Assistant Set Up within the Mac users forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Sorry if this is in the wrong section but I just need clarification I have the right settings for Sky ...

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      Network Assistant Set Up

      Sorry if this is in the wrong section but I just need clarification I have the right settings for Sky Broadband set up in the System Preferences Network Pane. I have tried searching Google but can't find anywhere that I have the correct settings it doesn't look right, for example should the router address be the same as the dns address?

      This is my set up

      Configure IPv4: Using DHCP
      IP Address 192.168.0.2
      Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
      Router: 192.168.0.1
      DNS Server 192.168.0.1 (greyed out)
      Search Domains:
      IPv6 Address: fe80:4::3615:9eff:fe13:6690

      Is the correct configuration, so that no one can hack in or use my internet connection?

      I have a yellow ethernet cable and I don't use wireless

      Thank you for your assistance, just want to make sure that I have the right settings


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      Re: Network Assistant Set Up

      Hi wolfie34,

      The Sky router does come with standard security settings such as the Network Key which is required to connect to it's wireless network.

      If you are concerned about this, as you are connected using ethernet cable, you can log into the router and disable the wireless network.

      You can log into the router by using a browser and going to 192.168.0.1.

      Once there, you will be prompted for:

      Username - admin
      Password - sky

      I hope this information has helped.

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      Re: Network Assistant Set Up

      Having the address of the router showing as the DNS server is quite OK. As far as your PC is concerned the router is the DNS server, provided you do not set manual DNS addresses.

      Disable the wireless if you are not using it, apart from better security, it allows the router to run cooler and thus more economically. If that is done, the only way anyone can gain access to your connection is through the ethernet ports.

      TomD


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      Useful Utilites

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

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