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Topic # 99551 21-Mar-2012 21:35 Send private message

Hi 

Need to get a new wireless router + hub asap. 

Thought I'd by 2nd hand 

Will this work with snap, ie. are the vodafone modems locked for use with vodafone?? 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/networking-modems/adsl-modems/auction-458800959.htm  

ADSL2+ Vodafone Modem - EchoLife HG520s.

Thanks. 




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  Reply # 598410 21-Mar-2012 22:01 Send private message

I had a very similar model and it wouldn't work on my mums xtra account so she was stuck with the Thompson.

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  Reply # 598415 21-Mar-2012 22:09 Send private message

Should work fine




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  Reply # 598772 22-Mar-2012 18:10 Send private message

Yes this modem will work on any ADSL ISP in NZ. Vodafone don't lock modems.



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  Reply # 598778 22-Mar-2012 18:31 Send private message

thanks, i just grabbed a cheap TP-Link modem router wireless switch, as they were 20% off at warehouse stationary and needed to get one asap.




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  Reply # 601034 27-Mar-2012 22:26 Send private message

kiwijunglist: thanks, i just grabbed a cheap TP-Link modem router wireless switch, as they were 20% off at warehouse stationary and needed to get one asap.


So that's where everyone's getting them from.
Change the default admin username/password, enable ACLs and disable access to it from WAN on any port. They're insecure.

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  Reply # 601082 28-Mar-2012 08:51 Send private message

shylo:
kiwijunglist: thanks, i just grabbed a cheap TP-Link modem router wireless switch, as they were 20% off at warehouse stationary and needed to get one asap.


So that's where everyone's getting them from.
Change the default admin username/password, enable ACLs and disable access to it from WAN on any port. They're insecure.


So were the Thomson units that Telecom were supplying. Free internet around most of Wellington anyone?

TP Link units seem to be surprisingly reliable, I've used a number of their products and have had a lot less reliability issues than I have with significantly more expensive products. Good value for money.    






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  Reply # 601222 28-Mar-2012 13:03 Send private message

Yeah i read quite a few recommendations for tp link, which is surprising given that they are budget.




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  Reply # 601227 28-Mar-2012 13:10 Send private message

What is ACL?

I changed all the router's default passwords for admin/support/user
Wireless is password protected with disabled SSD broadcast

Isn't that enough?




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  Reply # 601495 28-Mar-2012 19:40 Send private message

kiwijunglist: Yeah i read quite a few recommendations for tp link, which is surprising given that they are budget.


They are good. stable as all hell, they stay up for months

What is ACL?

I changed all the router's default passwords for admin/support/user
Wireless is password protected with disabled SSD broadcast

Isn't that enough?


Yeah - it's pretty good, but disabling access from the outside would discourage anyone from trying to brute force it.
Under the "Management" settings you' find ACL (Access Control List). It decides who has access to control the unit, on what ports and from what direction (eg. LAN or WAN)



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  Reply # 601798 29-Mar-2012 11:16 Send private message

Access Control -- Services

A Service Control List ("SCL") enables or disables services from being used.

Services LAN WAN
HTTP ON OFF
ICMP ON ON
TFTP ON OFF

I assume the default settings are fine, or should I disable ICMP:WAN?




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  Reply # 602145 29-Mar-2012 20:00 Send private message

kiwijunglist: Access Control -- Services

A Service Control List ("SCL") enables or disables services from being used.

Services LAN WAN
HTTP ON OFF
ICMP ON ON
TFTP ON OFF

I assume the default settings are fine, or should I disable ICMP:WAN?


i guess it depends on whether you care about echoing ICMP requests.
should definitely switch telnet off on the WAN side.


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