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    What's it for?

    This is a discussion on What's it for? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Sorry to be a bit dim! I've currently got the original white router and am anxiously awaiting the new "n" ...

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      What's it for?

      Sorry to be a bit dim! I've currently got the original white router and am anxiously awaiting the new "n" version to be delivered today to replace the old one.

      The old router obviously has a user name and password coded into it which I have extracted using tips from here.

      Presumably the new router will also have a coded user name and password.

      I don't really understand what these names and passwords are for?

      Will I just get connection with the new router or will I need to change anything. I understand that "admin" and "sky" will give me access to routers web interface but what are these other details required for?

      Will my Sky Account just recognise my new router and allow me access?

      Thanks. John.


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      Re: What's it for?

      I you had wanted to purchase and use your own ADSL2+ router, then you would need the details to program your own router so that it can connect to the Sky servers.

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      Re: What's it for?

      "n" router arrived. Plugged in and all working without entering any user name or other stuff. Just had to enter the wireless security key on my devices and all is fine. 2 portables , 2 desktops, 2 iPhones, 1 iPad, 1 Sky box and 1 Apple TV all going together! Thanks.

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      Re: What's it for?

      Nice result.

      You will either love me or hate me for this suggestion, but I would recommend that you change the SSID (the WiFi name) and the passcode on any Sky router.

      All Sky routers have an 8-character passcode, which although different on every router, it is always made up from capital letters.

      It would be quite easy for a teenager to compose a program to try all the different combinations and gain access to your WiFi.

      You can change the SSID to anything you wish, using up to 32 alphanumeric characters and spaces. As for the passcode, this can be anything you like with WPA-PSK, so long as it is 8-63 characters long. I am not so sure about symbols, but I can't imagine that they would be a problem.

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