1.    20 Dec 2016 #1

    My dual band TP-LINK Wifi Router


    -- works like a charm.

    However, when I first logged into it to set it up -- it offered me a generic username and password. This allowed me to get to an internet page and create my networks. Once logged in I could create my two networks and passwords. All has been good for a few weeks. But then --

    -- I wondered if it was safe to keep the original generic username and password? As in it's public knowledge what these are. I called TP-Link and they said it's okay because someone would have to be ON my network to change these.

    Is this true?
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  2.    20 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Big question here.... even if it isn't that big of a security risk.....why not just set your own custom username and password anyway?
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  3.    20 Dec 2016 #3

    The way they responded made me think it wasn't even possible. So I kinda agree with you.

    Just found it's very doable here.

    How do I change the administrative username or password of TP-Link Wireless Routers? - TP-Link

    Isn't it weird they didn't just tell me this?

    UPDATE Changed

    now I feel a teeny tiny eenie weenie bit safer

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