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Old 07-25-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
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I have this particular model and have upgraded the firmware to DD-WRT.

If you use the factory default passwords, and a weak wireless encryption, better make some changes!

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/21/r...*-of-home-rou/
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Looks like I'm good. Mine ain't on the list and I run WPA2 Personal encryption with DD-WRT
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So your routers not on the list? Which probably means they have yet to test it.
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So your routers not on the list? Which probably means they have yet to test it.
I use a Linksys WRT54G v8. The v5 they tested didn't work so most likely the newer versions of firmware wouldn't either. Either way though my router is in no way set to defaults anywhere.
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I'm running the new Linksys E3000 and have 128K WEP enabled with a pass phrase that has 12 characters that include numbers, special characters and upper and lower case. Good luck hacker!
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Yet another great argument for not using the default username and password. They're freely available online, after all. If you can get into your router with one of these usernames/passwords, change it.

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and have 128K WEP enabled with a pass phrase that has 12 characters that include numbers, special characters and upper and lower case. Good luck hacker!
Your passphrase is strong, but WEP is fundamentally flawed and trivial to crack. Change your security mode to WPA-AES, or better yet, WPA2.
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Yet another great argument for not using the default username and password. They're freely available online, after all. If you can get into your router with one of these usernames/passwords, change it.



Your passphrase is strong, but WEP is fundamentally flawed and trivial to crack. Change your security mode to WPA-AES, or better yet, WPA2.
I just checked it and it'* not WEP...that was my last router. I did change it to WPA2 when I installed the new one.
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Yet another great argument for not using the default username and password. They're freely available online, after all. If you can get into your router with one of these usernames/passwords, change it.



Your passphrase is strong, but WEP is fundamentally flawed and trivial to crack. Change your security mode to WPA-AES, or better yet, WPA2.
That is one heck of a list!

I agree. WEP is not as secure as WPA.
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I welcome the hack, Im changing the password to the default
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