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    This is a discussion on Access Lists within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi People, Im rather new to this wireless thing, therefore forgive me if this questions seems obvious. After trying to ...

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      Access Lists

      Hi People,

      Im rather new to this wireless thing, therefore forgive me if this questions seems obvious. After trying to understand the router page and reading some pages on here i was wondering if anyone could tell me whether or not the following would help me.

      At the moment i have one wireless device using my router via a USB key, just wanted to know that if i created an access list with the MAC address of that device and enabled the list, would it prevent others connecting therefore being a safer option?

      Also, do u need to change your SSID and password, and is it alrite if the 'Allow broadcast of SSID name' is ticked on the router page.

      Thanks alot,


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      Hi redshift77

      Yes you can do that very easily read this http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/view-wireless.html it will explain it to you

      If I was you I would change both SSID and password

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      If you change the wireless WPA password (network key) make sure it is a good one i.e. not a simple short word.

      The best key is random alphanumeric with the more characters the better.

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      thanks for the info guys,

      if i did set up an access list it, would it only prevent others from using my router or will it effect how i could use the internet too?

      Cheers

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      If you enable Access control then this will only allow the devices you have specified to have access to the router and hence the internet or your LAN.

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      ok, thanks for clearing that up

     

     

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