Just upgraded to the new Comcast / Xfinity Modem / Router, the Arris TG862G/CT and was wondering the best way to secure this machine.
You can see a picture of the Router / Modem here on this post.
Please note I am aware of the "new" Hot Spot roll out program that Comcast is doing with these devices.
If you're not aware of what Comcast / Xfinity is doing with these new devices you can either DuckDuckGo it or take a look at this article.
Of course, I discovered that *after* I swapped it out and was setting it up.
I'm not really irritated by all that. I may chose to remedy that at a later date by purchasing my own (separate) equipment so for now, I'm just looking to lock down this Router / Modem as best I can. I will also be turning off (or, as they say, opting-out) of the new system.
Here's what I saw when I first logged into the new device. Note that you can't use spaces or special characters. They must really be concerned about Security over there at Comcast.
Next Up - Device Discovery. I did Disable UPnP but I have no idea what Zero Config is, nor what I should do with it. Suggestions? Ideas? Comments?
And finally, setting up my wireless.
Renamed my SSID and changed my password to something super secret (letmeinrightnow1234).
Anyone else see anything on here that should be changed / adjusted / tweaked or gotten rid of?
And, one final question about all this.
My password to log into the Router is the same as my password for the Wi-Fi. << is this a bad idea or practice? It's (I believe) a pretty secure password and I'm not really the paranoid type but if you believe I should change it, please let me know.
Winterland - broadcasting for The People on my new spiffy ultra-fast open to anyone with a Comcast email address Router / Modem located here in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia (insert salute >here<)