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Sat, Jan 17, 2015 11:05 PM

Wireless TV Receiver SSID Config

Just had U-verse installed today and forgot to ask the technician how to change configuration on the wireless TV receiver. I want to disable SSID broadcast on the WAP which I know how to do. However I do not know how to change the wireless networking configuration on the wireless TV receiver. Can anyone point me to instructions or detail the steps here please?
mibrnsurg

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7 y ago


@CMRemaly wrote:
Just had U-verse installed today and forgot to ask the technician how to change configuration on the wireless TV receiver. I want to disable SSID broadcast on the WAP which I know how to do. However I do not know how to change the wireless networking configuration on the wireless TV receiver. Can anyone point me to instructions or detail the steps here please?

Don't do anything to the WAP, leave it alone or the wireless receiver may not connect to it.  Just make sure the WAP is as far from the RG as possible as some interference can happen. 😉

 

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7 y ago

Don't do anything to the WAP? So you're saying that the wireless TV receiver wireless networking settings CANNOT be changed? Or are you suggesting they not be changed? I want my network protected and need to disable SSID broadcasting. The WAP is a Cisco VEN501. The TV receiver is a Cisco ISB7005.
Darknessrise

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7 y ago

The VEN401s are more user configuration friendly. The latest VAP2500 and VEN501s aren't. I'm not sure about the VEN501, but I would assume the same happened to it. The VAP2500 used to be able to be configured, but they locked it down pretty hard.

 

AT&T also knows when you change the settings of it(not sure if regular support does), but they will likely blame you for anything that you have changed if you somehow managed to figure out the admin/password for it.

 

I was once denied support because my VAP2500 was being used by my other devices.

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7 y ago

Ah ok. So the 3800HGV-B is the 2.4 GHz wireless LAN device? 2wire? Sounds good. The Cisco VEN501 is an out-of-band wireless device presumably running proprietary protocol?
Darknessrise

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7 y ago

Yes, the 3800HGV is a 2.4 GHz device. The VEN501 is just a 5 GHz device, nothing uncommon among newer dual band routers.

 

Technically, if you had a router that supported IGMP snooping, you could just run your wireless receivers over that router's wireless if it supports 5 GHz. I have done it before. I wouldn't suggest it to someone who doesn't know what they're doing though.

rdljr

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7 y ago

Actually, the VEN501 login is:

User- ATTadmin

Password- 501!VeN

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