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Router Access - username

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:31 am
by nigelb
With the increasing mount of DNS attacks using internet 'connected' devices, is it possible to change the default username on an 8800NL to make hacking more difficult?

Re: Router Access - username

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:16 am
by billion_fan
nigelb wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:31 am
With the increasing mount of DNS attacks using internet 'connected' devices, is it possible to change the default username on an 8800NL to make hacking more difficult?
The only option is to make a backup of your config file, edit the file with wordpad, search for your username 'admin' delete it and enter a new username.

Then save the file and upload the new file, then login with your new username,

Re: Router Access - username

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:38 am
by nigelb
Thanks, bf - will look at that. Is the file easy to locate?

Re: Router Access - username

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:41 am
by billion_fan
nigelb wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:38 am
Thanks, bf - will look at that. Is the file easy to locate?
Login to the router, click on 'Configuration >> System >> Backup/Restore, then click on the 'Back up Settings' button save the file to a location on your PC, then open it with word pad, search for '<AdminUserName>admin</AdminUserName>' change the 'admin' part eg <AdminUserName>nigelb</AdminUserName> save the file, and upload the file back to router 'Configuration >> System >> Backup/Restore'

Re: Router Access - username

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:13 pm
by nigelb
Brilliant - thanks b f. Sorted.