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Change or not to change Security setting on new Super Hub


buteman
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Hi just got a new Super Hub from Virginmedia a few days ago already set up with it's own passtphrase for logging in.

Reading on the Virginmedia website it says there is no need to change the Passphrase.Username or Password as it should work Ok the way it is set up.

Any views on leave it or change it.The password and the username must be obvious to all those that use Virginmedia so not very secure I would not think.

The Passphrase is used when signing into the wireless connection and may be secure enough but not easy remembered although it shows it on the back of the hub.

What is the chance of someone hacking into your wireless connection if they don't know your Passphrase.If none I will leave it as it is.

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KRONOS the First

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Hey buteman just a joke. I know what you mean about bright blue lights. I had some case feet made for me then put blue LED's in them but they can be a bit overwhelming when trying to nod off. Bright lights LOL.

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Woolwell

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I always switch off/power off my router at night. It doesn't seem to make any difference with speed and it saves a small amount of power.

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buteman

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Thanks Woolwell.

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spuds

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Try sticking a small bit of sellotape over the led, it might defuse the brightness?.

Regarding passphrases or passwords, if someone wants access, and they have the knowledge, then nothings impossible. Having just seen a demonstration by Cambridge University on Chip and Pin access, using electronic devices, then anything is possible. That demonstration made the bank's statements about security a slight embarrassment!.

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