Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 65k members.


    Advertisement

    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
    Results 1 to 10 of 12

    Stopping someone inside ur house accessing router

    This is a discussion on Stopping someone inside ur house accessing router within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi there, I live in a shared house where the Sagem router is in the lounge in a central location ...

    1. #1
      Stud's Avatar
      Stud is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Max/Unlimited
      Router: Sagem F@ST 2504
      Sky TV: Sky+
      Join Date
      Jan 2010
      Posts
      6
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Stopping someone inside ur house accessing router

      Hi there,

      I live in a shared house where the Sagem router is in the lounge in a central location as the phone line is there and also its central location.

      I have tried to stop someone getting access to the wireless. I have tried the MAC Address Only option, also changed the routers log in details from admin: sky so the maintenance page cannot be accessed. but this is all to no avail as they can simple hold the reset button which resets back to factory settings....!

      Is there anyway to stop this or another way to stop them getting access? I have also changed the Key but again this is reset upon hitting the reset button.

      Any Ideas?

      I got a old AOL white Netgear router hanging around if this gives me more options?

      thanks.


    2. Advertisement
    3. #2
      stevvi's Avatar
      stevvi is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro
      Router: Sagem F@ST 2504
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Apr 2009
      Posts
      148
      Thanks
      10
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Stopping someone inside ur house accessing router

      I don't think there's anything you can do as the reset button will always do what it says. You obviously know who you're living with so maybe a polite word could help?

    4. #3
      Stud's Avatar
      Stud is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Max/Unlimited
      Router: Sagem F@ST 2504
      Sky TV: Sky+
      Join Date
      Jan 2010
      Posts
      6
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Stopping someone inside ur house accessing router

      ohh I tried that! OK cheers anyways, shared houses eh! meh!

    5. #4
      stevvi's Avatar
      stevvi is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro
      Router: Sagem F@ST 2504
      Sky TV: Sky+ HD
      Join Date
      Apr 2009
      Posts
      148
      Thanks
      10
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Stopping someone inside ur house accessing router

      Quote Originally Posted by Stud View Post
      ohh I tried that! OK cheers anyways, shared houses eh! meh!
      I thought you might have. Maybe a baseball bat and some impolite words might help...

    6. #5
      fuzzy logic's Avatar
      fuzzy logic is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Other ISP
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky Basic
      Join Date
      Apr 2008
      Posts
      463
      Thanks
      2
      Thanked 70 Times in 51 Posts

      Re: Stopping someone inside ur house accessing router

      Well, if you use your netgear, then when they factory reset it, they'll lose the sky settings and it won't reconnect. Save the netgear's config to a file on your PC so that you can restore it quickly.

      Another option would be to open the case and tape up the reset button.

      Or if you fancy a challenge, download the source code for your netgear and change the factory defaults to be your sky settings plus a custom password & username and compile your own custom firmware.

    7. #6
      IWasNotTheEnemy's Avatar
      IWasNotTheEnemy is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: LWWIL
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Sky Hub SR102
      Sky TV: Now TV
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Location
      London
      Posts
      9,374
      Thanks
      3
      Thanked 122 Times in 121 Posts

      Re: Stopping someone inside ur house accessing router

      resetting any Sky router running the default FW won't lose any settings - only a flashed router would lose it's DSL settings...
      -------------------------------------------



      Useful Sticky: - How To Obtain Your Router Stats, BT Speed Test, Check For Test Socket

    8. #7
      dms05's Avatar
      dms05 is offline Sky User Beta tester
      Exchange: 0151
      Broadband ISP: Other ISP
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Other
      Join Date
      Dec 2007
      Location
      Wirral
      Posts
      1,692
      Thanks
      12
      Thanked 52 Times in 50 Posts

      Re: Stopping someone inside ur house accessing router

      I'd use another Router. If you obtain your User name and password for your current Sky router https://www.cm9.net/skypass/ you could set up another router with these and then chose any WiFi key and MAC list you wish. If your housemate resets the new router it will go to a value he doesn't know so it may be inconvenient to you but at least you won't get your bandwidth stolen.

    9. #8
      fuzzy logic's Avatar
      fuzzy logic is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Other ISP
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Sky Basic
      Join Date
      Apr 2008
      Posts
      463
      Thanks
      2
      Thanked 70 Times in 51 Posts

      Re: Stopping someone inside ur house accessing router

      Quote Originally Posted by IWasNotTheEnemy View Post
      resetting any Sky router running the default FW won't lose any settings - only a flashed router would lose it's DSL settings...
      Yes indeed, that's why I suggested using his non-sky (AOL) Netgear router

      Quote Originally Posted by fuzzy logic View Post
      Or if you fancy a challenge, download the source code for your netgear and change the factory defaults to be your sky settings plus a custom password & username and compile your own custom firmware.
      Oh, by the way, if you wanted to try this, the netgear source is available from their website and as I recall you need to unzip the "target" directory and I think you'd find the default settings in target/etc/default. quicker to physically disable the reset button though

    10. #9
      Stud's Avatar
      Stud is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange:
      Broadband ISP: Sky Max/Unlimited
      Router: Sagem F@ST 2504
      Sky TV: Sky+
      Join Date
      Jan 2010
      Posts
      6
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      Re: Stopping someone inside ur house accessing router

      Hi guys, thanks for your help. Considering I have no idea on how to all the above…. And there doesn’t seem to be a step by step tutorial for novices like me. I guess I may have to just break the reset button on the Sky Router. Or get a new phone line installed in somewhere like my bedroom which has a lock on it!

      I already know my Sky login details from the router though. The user name and password. But I am not sure about all the other settings to input into the old AOL Netgear Router DG834G. Any ideas on this?

    11. #10
      dms05's Avatar
      dms05 is offline Sky User Beta tester
      Exchange: 0151
      Broadband ISP: Other ISP
      Router: Non Sky Router
      Sky TV: Other
      Join Date
      Dec 2007
      Location
      Wirral
      Posts
      1,692
      Thanks
      12
      Thanked 52 Times in 50 Posts

      Re: Stopping someone inside ur house accessing router

      Log onto the Sky router and look at all the settings listed, make notes and transfer the settings to the AOL router. You'll find many are the same as all UK ISP's use some common settings. Obviously some like the User name/Password and WiFi Key will be different.

      If the AOL router uses a different address from Sky (ie not 192.168.0.1) then you may be able to connect both the routers at the same time with LAN cables and flick between them as you transfer settings.

      You could move the Sky router to your room whilst you do this as it's not necessary to be connected to the Internet whilst you enter most details.

     

     
    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2017. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION