On the set of adsl modem settings can be changed not only from any computer on the internal network, that is lan (Local Area Network), but also from outside – wan (Wide Area Network). What does this mean? And what if the modem is included in router mode (router), he establishes a relationship with the provider and, accordingly, receives from his ip address. After learning the ip address, administrator's login and password to log in, virtually anyone can gain access to the adsl modem. And oddly enough, the only protection in the this case – is the password, because: 1. Administrator login in the majority of network devices – this is only five letters: admin. 2. Know the ip address – is not a problem even for novice hackers.
To do this, there are programs scanners networks that can easily display a list of network-connected hosts (devices). And although the use of such software providers forbid, some of it does not stop. And how can they know the password? – You ask. Very simple – the fact that many modems default password is simple – admin or "1234". This is to ensure that the user can easily enter the device and configure it. Next necessarily recommended to change your password. About This is reflected also in the instructions to the adsl modem. This can be done via standard browser – just enter your modem and find the appropriate menu item.