LeotheLion1
Level 1: Cadet

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Hi Guy's,

I have a 17 year old who I need to now "manage" on and off our WIFI as well as stopping her mates from accessing it via the password printed on the back of the modem when they visit. I understand I can change the Thomson WIFI password BUT if it is "reset" all goes back to factory settings and she can do this to access it anyway and over-ride the password change (as she did this morning). Is this correct? Is there another more permanent way of stopping unauthorised access to our WIFI account without cabling into the modem and stopping WIFI altogether?  I want to be able to give her access by me putting the password into her devices and they "forgetting the network" when her time is up... 

Thanks in advance for your advice and direction on how to tackle this one successfully.

 

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petfy
Level 4: Private Eye
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Re: Nearly there...

I  only have intermediate knowledge of routers and home network systems.

 

As far as I know, the only way to prevent unauthorised wifi access password resets is to physically prevent access to the router. Perhaps a well ventilated plastic box with an improvised pad lock on it.

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Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Nearly there...

Yep, the only way to stop her from factory resetting the modem is to physically prevent her from gaining access to it.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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petfy
Level 4: Private Eye
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Re: Nearly there...

I  only have intermediate knowledge of routers and home network systems.

 

As far as I know, the only way to prevent unauthorised wifi access password resets is to physically prevent access to the router. Perhaps a well ventilated plastic box with an improvised pad lock on it.

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Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Nearly there...

Yep, the only way to stop her from factory resetting the modem is to physically prevent her from gaining access to it.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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LeotheLion1
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Nearly there...

Ah I thought so... Well that's a bummer!!! Thanks Jupiter!
LeotheLion1
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Nearly there...

Looks like that may be the only solution! Thanks so much!

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