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    This is a discussion on ISP password within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi there, hope you can help. I have sky broadband and some unfriendly house mates. I've now changed my password ...

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      ISP password

      Hi there, hope you can help. I have sky broadband and some unfriendly house mates. I've now changed my password on my pc so they don't have access to this, however there are still using my internet by plugging there own PC straight in the phone socket (they must have there own modem).

      Do you now if it is possible to set up a password to connect to mi ISP? to stop them doing this?

      many thanks

      or any other ideas?


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      Re: ISP password

      Eh? That doesn't make any kind of sense really. Your Sky router has the connection username and password built in to it, so no-one can just plug in their own ADSL modem and use your connection, unless they've extracted the username and password from your router.

      If they've done that, then you're a bit stuffed really, because the connection username and password can't be changed by the customer. In fact the password can't be changed by Sky either - they'd have to disable your existing router and send you a new one. And you should make a point of changing the router administrator's password (by going to http://192.168.0.1/ - default username admin, default password sky - and clicking on the Set Password link, when you get that new router), so that when that arrives, they won't be able to extract the connection username and password from it. Although if they have physical access to the router, it is possible to reset the administrator's password, so that'll be no good unless you can physically secure the router.

      But are you sure they not just breaking into your wireless network? That's a more plausible scenario. You can get around that by changing the wireless security key. Go to http://192.168.0.1/ and click on Wireless Settings, then enter a new Network Key in the box near the bottom of the page and click on Apply. You'll have to put the same Network Key into your PC, of course, to make it work. Or better yet, connect your PC to the router using a wired Ethernet connection and disable wireless networking altogether.

      What makes you think that they're using your connection? If you describe the reasoning behind your suspicions, it might be possible to work out if and how they are doing it. Then it would be easier to give you advice on how to stop them doing it.

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      Re: install this software NETWORKMAGIC

      And How's That Going To Help, Then?

      Quite honestly, I really don't think that is a solution to the OP's problem.

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      Re: ISP password

      Lets See What Purple As To Say About Whos Right

      James67 Oh Ya If You Want To Make A Personnal Crack At Me Bring It On Iam Ready

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      Re: ISP password

      Quote Originally Posted by commandercarr View Post
      Lets See What Purple As To Say About Whos Right

      James67 Oh Ya If You Want To Make A Personnal Crack At Me Bring It On Iam Ready
      The point is that he has unfriendly housemates - so how is he going to get them to install something? Furthermore, if they are using their own router then they wont even be on his network...

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      Re: ISP password

      Quote Originally Posted by commandercarr View Post
      James67 Oh Ya If You Want To Make A Personnal Crack At Me Bring It On Iam Ready
      Personal Crack? What On Earth Do You Mean By That? Please Elaborate.

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      Re: ISP password

      iT iS dIFFICULT tO rEAD pOSTS wHERE eVERY lETTER sTARTS wITH cAPS

      I think wireless is the correct answer. If the OP is not using the wireless point he/she should turn it off. If they are, then they should change the default key. This is easy for anyone to find out, by just looking at the router. They could also use the Wireless Access List to make unauthorized use more difficult.

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      Re: ISP password

      they must have got your mac address from your router then put it onto theirs [cant see how that would work ]or have u disabled wireless on your router as all they need is to look under ur sky router and all the info is their and thye just use your wireless connection ,passwording your pc wont stop them using your connection ,and i dont think you can password your router to only allow your access point

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      Re: ISP password

      MAC address is not going to help without the ADSL password. It is unlikely they would have it, unless they were visiting this forum of course

      There is the possibility that they have a friend who was willing to give them his Sky ADSL username and password. I still think unsecured wireless is the best bet.

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