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    This is a discussion on router passwords within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I'm new to forums, so forgive me my mistakes, please. I'm new to all this router business as well. I ...

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      router passwords

      I'm new to forums, so forgive me my mistakes, please.

      I'm new to all this router business as well. I keep reading articles that say you should change the router password so that no-one outside can hi-jack your connection.

      Does that means that someone could sit outside my house with wireless access and use my connection, as long as they knew the default password?

      I've used the help to find my router settings page, but don't understand which password I should change, and am scared of messing up my connection by doing something wrong.

      I would be really grateful for some basic help here

      Thank you


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      Re: router passwords

      If you have not altered any of the Sky router's defaults, you will be protected by wireless encryption and a unique passphrase.

      The password the articles sometimes refer to is the router user interface login which is standardised on most Netgear routers leaving it open to abuse but the Sky version of the router uses a different password.

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      Re: router passwords

      Quote Originally Posted by Nestor View Post
      I'm new to forums, so forgive me my mistakes, please.

      I'm new to all this router business as well. I keep reading articles that say you should change the router password so that no-one outside can hi-jack your connection.

      Does that means that someone could sit outside my house with wireless access and use my connection, as long as they knew the default password?

      I've used the help to find my router settings page, but don't understand which password I should change, and am scared of messing up my connection by doing something wrong.

      I would be really grateful for some basic help here

      Thank you

      If you do want to change your wireless settings you need to go to the router setup page (which you say you've done) and then select wireless settings from the top of the left menu.

      You can then change the name of your network and the security type and password. You need to change these at the router and receiving PC of course. Don't worry too much about getting in a mess as you can always revert to default.

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      Re: router passwords

      Quote Originally Posted by fihart View Post
      If you have not altered any of the Sky router's defaults, you will be protected by wireless encryption and a unique passphrase.

      The password the articles sometimes refer to is the router user interface login which is standardised on most Netgear routers leaving it open to abuse but the Sky version of the router uses a different password.
      Thanks, that's very reassuring

      Best wishes

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      Re: router passwords

      Thank you for your help.

      I think perhaps I'll quit while I'm ahead!

      Regards

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      Re: router passwords

      If you are not using the wireless, ie, you don't have a wireless adapter, by far the best way to secure it is to go into the wireless settings and disable it.

     

     

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