[access-uk] Re: Sky router security settings

Oh well I did say I thought it was the case, but I wasn't completely sure. However it's unlikely he would have changed the user name and password so should be ok with Admin and Sky.


Peter

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From: "James Scholes" <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 4:05 PM
To: "Peter" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Sky router security settings

Hi Peter,

That's incorrect information, the router will ask for a password regardless of the connection method.

James Scholes
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Sent by Peter on Wednesday, February 04, 2009 at 11:38 AM


Just to add that even if you don't know the user name and password if you
have changed it, you cna always access the setup by connecting the router to the computer with a network cable. I don't think it asks for the user name
and password then.

If you do have to reset the box it will still all work as your username and password for connecting to your broadband is hard wired in to the router so
it wont forget it.

As for the default security, on my Sky router it had a WPA key already
defined which is better than wep and it's easier to remember as this can be
any characters I think and up to about 150 of them so you can use a
meaningful sentance.

Peter

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From: "Steve Dryden" <steve.dryden@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 9:32 AM
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Sky router security settings

Dave, I'll answer your questions as you've asked them.


Am I right in thinking, they are accessed using html, and what is the
default password?

Yes, the Sky Netgear router can be interrogated via a web interface. With
the router connected in the normal way, you can access it by putting in
the routers IP address which should be 192.168.0.1  Put this in the
address line of Internet Explorer, remember though, don't put in any
prefix, just the numbers.  You'll then be asked to enter the username and
password.  Unless you have changed any of these then the defaults are:

Username:  admin
Password:  sky


I cannot remember, whether or not I changed the password, and if I did
and have forgotten it, how can I change whatever it is?

The problem lies if you have changed your password and can't remember it.
As far as I am aware, there is no way to get in without it.  You would
then have to completely reset the router and start again with all the
default settings.>


Once you get into the web configuration, you want to go to wireless
settings.  This is a link somewhere near the top of the page.  You can
then check and amend your security settings.  I think by default, sky set
up a 64 bit encryption system. I personally changed this to a 128 bit WEP
key.  One thing to remember if you do this, copy down the key when it is
generated as you can not re see this later and, of course, you'll need it
for any device requiring access.

HTH

Steve

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