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Fri, Jan 4, 2019 12:43 PM

no password to protect the router admin settings

i have the Arris BGW210-700 modem and when i go to the admin portal at 192.168.1.254 there is no log in screen. the page immediately opens to the administrative options for my modem. the wifi passwords are exposed and able to be changed along with alll the other settings. there is no password to protect any of the settings from being manipulated including the firewall. everytime i change a setting it changes right back to the way it was before i changed it. can i please get some advice here on what to do. 

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1 year ago

Hello @inkogneeto2u2

 

Thanks for reaching out. The default password can be found on the sticker that's on the side of your router. Keep in mind, however, that the information can't be changed without the access code. One of your Aces provided some helpful information about this subject. Take a look here. Let us know if you have any other questions.

 

Aminah, AT&T Community Specialist

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3 Messages

10 months ago

This is an incredibly stupid way to secure a network. There should be a password on 192.168.1.254, PERIOD. Anyone given access to the network sees all computers and devices connected, and appears to be able to change any setting if they input the access code actually printed on the router itself. This is like taping a key to your front door and hoping no one breaks in.

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I TOTALY agree. Not sure if this a AT&T or manufacture decision but this is Not

smart :(

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3 Messages

9 months ago

Actually, it's worse than using the access code on the side/bottom of the router.  The one I'm working with requires NO username/password AT ALL to login to it on the local network, eg http://192.168.1.254  - a directly connected PC can login with NO authentication at all, and from what I've read, a wireless device connected to the 2.4 GHz band can do so as well!  And  I can't find the configuration to change that.

 

Also, where is the  manual that shows how to configure the router through the web interface?  If it exists, it's very well hidden.

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3 Messages

9 months ago

Just to add - THIS PROBLEM IS NOT SOLVED.

 

Actually, it's worse than just using the access code on the side/bottom of the router.  The one I'm working with requires NO username/password AT ALL to login to it on the local network, eg  - a directly connected PC can login with NO authentication at all, and from what I've read, a wireless device connected to the 2.4 GHz band can do so as well!  And  I can't find the configuration to change that.

 

Also, where is the  manual that shows how to configure the router through the web interface?  If it exists, it's very well hidden.

browndk26

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2K Messages

9 months ago

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3 Messages

9 months ago

@browndk26

 

That still doesn't stop access to the router admin interface, and I've made changes without being required to enter the access code.

Mover480

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17 Messages

9 months ago

Go into the Device/Access Code and change the device access code to anything you like.  Then go to the Home Network/Wi-Fi and enable Hide Password.  Then, when anyone accesses the RG with 192.168.1.254, they will not see the passwords and without your new access code, cannot change anything.

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2 months ago

I change my wifi password, I enabled a disabled wifi network without any access code , what the fuuuuuukkkkk, 

i am going to change my internet service provider

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2 months ago

The best thing to do is not give your wifi password to anyone you don't trust. Only computers connected to your network can access the web interface where they could change the settings.

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