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How secure is SPA9000 user extension password?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by ctbVince, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. ctbVince

    ctbVince Addicted to LI Member

    I have to set up a work-from-home station for one of our employees.
    Basically the idea is to have her bring home her SPA922 phone and hook it up to our SPA9000 at the office over the Internet.

    I know the proper way to go is via VPN (and that is why we bought two WRV200 routers as recommended in the LVS documentation). However, we are having some BIG issues with WRV200 and VPN.

    Time is running out and we thought exploring a different option: set the WRV200 (which has a public IP address) to forward ports 5060-5080 and 6060 to the SPA9000. Tonight I'll try with a spare SPA922.

    Of course this approach is not very safe: anyone could do that and hijack a telephone line from our SPA9000 (in fact I enabled the prt forwarding just for the 5 mins I needed to test inbound and outbound calls).

    However, I noticed that the SPA9000 has an option to set a password for extensions (which is currently blank as per defaults).

    Setting that password, how safe would we be? Not as safe as VPN, I know. But does anyone have an educated guess?

    Thanks in advance

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