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 ...
- 13-12-06, 01:27 AM #1
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.
- 13-12-06, 10:52 AM #2
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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- 13-12-06, 11:01 AM #3
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.
- 13-12-06, 11:11 AM #4
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?
- 13-12-06, 11:19 AM #5
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.
- 13-12-06, 11:32 AM #6
ok, thanks for clearing that up