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    Help setting up netgear homeplug powerlines with the sky router?

    This is a discussion on Help setting up netgear homeplug powerlines with the sky router? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Glad your fixed. As you say the 'manual' leaves a lot to be desired....

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      Re: Help setting up netgear homeplug powerlines with the sky router?

      Glad your fixed. As you say the 'manual' leaves a lot to be desired.

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      Re: Help setting up netgear homeplug powerlines with the sky router?

      Quote Originally Posted by ti_pin_man View Post
      ...And there's no security lock icon so I am worried that this makes them an open door to my network??
      Just to clarify something about the security of all HomePlug & Powerline adapters:

      They each have a unique serial number. The pair of spare Comtrend 902s I have in front of me here have 11 digits & 1 letter (A or B). Unless you know the serial number, you cannot manually program in the serial number at random easily.

      You can program an additional adapter by pressing a suitable sequence of buttons, but both the existing & additional adapters need to be in the correct mode to do this.

      With regards to sharing your LAN with a neighbour, this could be possible, but would require individual testing. Often the signal will not reach their home, but it could.

      The signal will definitely be lost at the point where your wires meet the local sub-station.

      The hard truth is that no one is going to accidentally hack into a home network with a pair of HomePlugs. There are many ways for a determined individual to hack into a network, but it is unlikely that people will try with HomePlugs.

      WiFi is a different matter. Hackers can see WiFi SSIDs. Software exists, with tutorials, to allow many people to attempt this route. The software will monitor and capture your WiFi signal packets and watch for a password being shared. It is at this point that they can then attempt to get into your router.

      By adding the WiFi MAC address of each and every device that you use to the 'Wireless Station Access List' and enabling the feature, you can reduce the opportunity of this working.

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