Disposal of Old Wireless Router - Any Security Concerns?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Gekko2, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. Gekko2

    Gekko2 Guest

    Can I just throw it in the trash or do I need to take any steps to prevent a security breach by a hacker?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    the only security breech would be if you left your passwords for anyone to find. if your gonna throw it away default to factory defaults if your that paranoid about it.
     
  3. Gekko2

    Gekko2 Guest

    when i choose "set to default settings" in admin page does that reset all of the router passwords too?
     
  4. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    If you're that paranoid just smash the damn thing before tossing it. LOL Never heard of a hacker trolling the trash heaps to find routers to hack.
     
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    yes everything goes back to default
     
  6. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    What kind of old router? Maybe it's something I'd be willing to pay shipping for.
     
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