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    Question BSNL wifi modem security.

    Hi, I have a bsnl connection with type 2 modem (UTSTARCOM modem ) which has wifi feature. My desktop is currently connected to the modem using ethernet cable and i m not using the wifi. So, for security purpose i disabled WLAN facility on my modem and i have changed my network access key and have used WPA2 + PSK security along with AES encryption and i have also changed my SSID name to a different name from the default name.

    does this ensure protection against wifi hacking ?

    If at all i need to use the wifi then by using WPA2+PSK security will ensure security?

    Also how do i change my modem username/password to something different from the existing default values - admin/admin. when i go to modem homepage (192.168.1.1) there is no option to change username and password. Can u guys please tell me how do i do it.

    Thank u.

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    To change router password, check somewhere in sections such as "Tools", "Administration", etc.

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    Hey i will check on that. Thank u.


    But what about the first question about security, Can u answer that please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravichang View Post
    Hi, I have a bsnl connection with type 2 modem (UTSTARCOM modem ) which has wifi feature. My desktop is currently connected to the modem using ethernet cable and i m not using the wifi. So, for security purpose i disabled WLAN facility on my modem and i have changed my network access key and have used WPA2 + PSK security along with AES encryption and i have also changed my SSID name to a different name from the default name.

    does this ensure protection against wifi hacking ?

    If at all i need to use the wifi then by using WPA2+PSK security will ensure security?

    Also how do i change my modem username/password to something different from the existing default values - admin/admin. when i go to modem homepage (192.168.1.1) there is no option to change username and password. Can u guys please tell me how do i do it.

    Thank u.
    Well actually even though you have enabled WPA2+PSK security password its not safe.
    There are methods which can reveal your encrypted password.
    Hence its never safe.And it never will be.
    Using a machine running linux we can get password after some research.
    It will not be nice to discuss all those things because it will not amount to an ethical talk.
    Anyways the best you can do is keep checking your usage on a daily basis .
    So that you can monitor of any unauthorized usage.
    Also keep changing your passkey often and use a passkey as long as possible.I mean use phrases which you can remember.
    Regards,
    Shriniket Sarkar

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    There is no security that cannot be hacked. But if you read my "Wireless Security Primers" and going by the security that you have implemented, it should be sufficient enough. The key things are:

    - make router administration password long and strong (at least 10-15 chars with a helathy mix of uppercase & lowecase letters, numbers, special characters, etc.)
    - same thing applies to TKIP passphrase. Since passphrase is stored in the computer registry and needs to be entered first time only, make it really long - 40 chars or more.
    - do not use your name, names of immediate relatives, dates, house numbers, etc. in passwords
    - you can disable SSID braodcast
    - change the private LAN IP of wireless router from default (192.168.1.1) to something else (unguessable) such as 78.104.82.1 (always keep the last digit as '1')

    There are enough articles on password security on the net.

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    Default 192.168.1.1 not opening

    Hi,
    I want to change my wifi password, but when i go on to the ip 192.168.1.1 nothing opens, not even an error page is displayed, i tried it both ways wired as well as wifi wireless, the page doesn't open. Earlier the page used to open, has BSNL recently changed its policy or something? I called 1504, the BSNL broadband helpline which no one picks up, so i called 1500, which i guess connects me to the nearest BSNL exchange, they told me to call 12678, so i did, there they told me that wifi password cannot be changed which is a total bullshit answer, anyway on further inquiry they told me that their engineer will call me back, i don't think that will happen, so i am looking for an answer here, how do i change my password for BSNL type 2 wifi router?

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by kbx911 View Post
    so i called 1500, which i guess connects me to the nearest BSNL exchange, they told me to call 12678, so i did, there they told me that wifi password cannot be changed which is a total bullshit answer, anyway on further inquiry they told me that their engineer will call me back, i don't think that will happen, so i am looking for an answer here, how do i change my password for BSNL type 2 wifi router?

    Thanks
    well i was wrong, the BSNL engineer did call back, so lets see how this problem gets solved, then i will post back about it once it is done
    Last edited by kbx911; 21st September 2011 at 04:03 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    member@kbx911
    does not like the link you have referred.
    http://www.indiabroadband.net/bsnl-b...t-opening.html
    thanks for the quick reply, however, maybe because i am lazy, i found the info in the links you provided, to be toooo lengthy, and bothersome, maybe it is also because BSNL has such a disorganised and complicated system of various makers of modems
    may be he wants sms type replies ! ( limit to 10 words if possible !!)

    Also advised @moderator @admin to close/delete/ the thread.

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    Ya, saw the that thread after posting the link

    @kbx911

    Wonder why you didn't like it. It can be very helpful.

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    Default you change the password.. look below at the steps:

    1. Open internet explorer and type 192.168.1.1
    (usually for the first time the login and PW is admin and admin)

    If DSL router home page is not appearing, then you have call up BSNL people and i wish you best of luck to get the problem solved by them.

    2. Then go to: Management-> Access controls -> passwords

    3. Select the login id as "admin" and change with new password.

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