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How do I access settings on new router?

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  1. JohnGfun

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    I recently signed up for Verizon Online DSL. A Modem/Wired Router/Wireless Router came free with a one year contract. When I put in the address to access the router settings, it brings up a username and password box. I have already tried "admin" and that does not work.

    John :)
     
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    Thanks
     
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    gotta love google :grin:
     
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    Tell Me About It!!!
     
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    I thought I would like DSL and opposed to Cable But I don't. I don't like because I have to sign in with DSL. Oh...Well....I can live with it. Its a tad faster Plus it is $20 cheaper then Cable. My Cable internet was $50 and Verizon DSL Is Only $30. Believe me...I can live with the signing in. :D
     
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    Hmm... I have SBC Yahoo! DSL and I don't need to sign in. I can open up Internet Explorer and surf wherever I want. My user name and password are saved in the modem's software and my connection is always on. Check your settings to see if you don't have the same thing, it's possible that it's some kind of security setting that you can disable. You might also want to contact Verizon support to see if this is the case.
     
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    Ok...I'll do that...Thanks!
     
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    Great help Chris!!! I spent quite a while getting that sort of setting correct on another setup about a year ago. I could have just posted here and waited for the answer!!!!

    DSL is considered to be somewhat more secure as you don't share the network like you do with a cablemodem. However, since many people only have 1 broadband option in their area, either dsl or cable beats dial up hands down.
     
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    Glad to have helped!

    Before I got SBC Yahoo! DSL, I had Road Runner cable broadband which was a good service. My speeds with Road Runner were a little bit faster for the price I was paying, but my DSL speed is more consistent.

    Either way you go, it's important to secure your PC/connection by using a firewall (software and/or router NAT type), anti-virus and anti-spyware protection. If you go wireless, then enable your wireless access point's security settings such as WPA (best) or WEP (good), and do MAC filtering. Change your passwords frequently and make them non-dictionary words with numbers in them so that hackers can't break them easily.
     
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    I am not sure if you ever got the answer

    The password for the modem/router is "password"
     
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    Yes...I got it...Thanks Anyway!
     

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