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    Does router reset button wipe Access Control settings?

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      Does router reset button wipe Access Control settings?

      Hello.

      I visited the site http://192.168.0.1/ and changed the log-in password from "sky" to something no one else can guess and which only I know.

      Then I went in the "access control settings" and added 2 computers on my home network to the "trusted wireless stations" list and blocked one Mac address so that this 3rd computer can't connect to the network. Then I selected "turn access control on".

      My question is, if the reset button on the router is pressed, does this mean that my access control settings are wiped away and that "turn access control" is now off? Also, does pressing the reset router button wipe my password and revert it to "sky"?

      I'm trying to set things up so that this "3rd computer" cannot have wireless access unless I specifically allow it onto the "trusted wireless station" when I wish. If simply resetting the router allows this computer access (the router is right next to this computer - so the user can simply reset it whenever he wishes), then the above safety methods I have mentioned will be pretty useless.

      Can someone suggest alternative methods of control (if indeed the reset button wipes my settings)?

      Thank you.
      Last edited by EC666; 10-10-10 at 08:01 PM. Reason: error made by me


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      Re: Does router reset button wipe Access Control settings?

      Yes if you press the reset button then all the settings are reverted to default and access control goes off. The only real way to stop this is to lock the router up somewhere where it cannot be reset.

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      Re: Does router reset button wipe Access Control settings?

      Thank you very much simonmpoulton.

      No chance that anyone knows any other techniques?

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      Re: Does router reset button wipe Access Control settings?

      If there is access to the router there is nothing you can do, especially as it is next to the PC you want to bar. The person could just connect by ethernet which by-passes any wireless restrictions. Even using the Block Sites function can be easily overcome by resetting the router.

      You could physically seal the reset hole in the router with a blob of glue, but that would make it difficult to reset it if it was ever required by yourself.

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