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Old 07-11-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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Is it accurate to say every DSL modem has a password?

-or is it more like, the password to your ISP - the modem itself doesn't store a password, does it?

Once I went from a built-in 56K modem to a DSL modem, same ISP. I don't remember having a password for the DSL modem. I did have a username/password for the ISP, when I used the 56K modem.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:40 PM
 
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Your DSL requires you to login with a username and password to get access to the Internet. This is called PPPoE. The username will be the primary email address on the account. A new modem will ask you for your username and password the first time you attempt to connect to the Internet. Once you give the modem a valid PPPoE logon, it will save the logon information.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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There's probably two passwords. One is your ISP account password that is used to access the Internet. The other is an administrator user name and password to access the features and settings of the router itself. If it is a wireless router, you might also have a third password for the Wi-Fi connection.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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Your DSL requires you to login with a username and password to get access to the Internet. This is called PPPoE. The username will be the primary email address on the account. A new modem will ask you for your username and password the first time you attempt to connect to the Internet. Once you give the modem a valid PPPoE logon, it will save the logon information.
If the DSL connects automatically at startup, Windows never displays the connection dialog box with the user name and password field.

In the future, you would only need the DSL password if you want to change the config, is that right?
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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There's probably two passwords. One is your ISP account password that is used to access the Internet. The other is an administrator user name and password to access the features and settings of the router itself.
I'm confused here. Are there one or two passwords?
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I'm confused here. Are there one or two passwords?
There are two, but you are highly unlikely to ever need more than one.
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