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Contributor Jo1117
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How do I know that no one else can access my router and is using my internet service?  Also, what should I do to lockout any unauthorized users?
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The ActionTec router comes from the factory already encrypted for 64 bit WEP. You can go into the router's settings and change it if you like.
Copper Contributor Annie12082
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So my router is secure from when the verizon techs set it up?? It does not have a secure symbol next to the name? How can I go in to check this on the router system? (I'm using a Mac)

 

Thanks! 

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Type 192.168.1.1 from your internet browser. The user name is either admin/password or admin/password1 unless you already set up your own.
Copper Contributor Annie12082
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OK I tried that. Got in, but when I was changing my user name and password it logged me out and won't let me in again. HELP!! What do I do?!?!
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If you can't get in to the router press and hold the reset in on the back for 10-15 seconds. When you log back in the user name and password is admin/password.
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