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What special characters does a Skybox allow to connect to a WiFi network?

  • 17-03-2021 11:10am
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    Registered Users Posts: 8,279 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    Hi.

    I want to change the default WiFi password that came with my modem-router. I know the computers and phones in the house can input many different special characters. I'm wondering though about my father's Skybox - is that limited to a small amount of special characters? This will dictate what complicated password I can generate.

    Thanks.

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



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  • Registered Users Posts: 954 ✭✭✭ GIMP


    Worztron wrote: »
    Hi.

    I want to change the default WiFi password that came with my modem-router. I know the computers and phones in the house can input many different special characters. I'm wondering though about my father's Skybox - is that limited to a small amount of special characters? This will dictate what complicated password I can generate.

    Thanks.

    Just use WPS on router and Sky box, no need to input password!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,279 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    GIMP wrote: »
    Just use WPS on router and Sky box, no need to input password!

    https://www.howtogeek.com/176124/wi-fi-protected-setup-wps-is-insecure-heres-why-you-should-disable-it/

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 954 ✭✭✭ GIMP


    Worztron wrote: »

    Use WPS, connect Sky box, then disable Wps on router again. Fairly simple.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,279 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    GIMP wrote: »
    Use WPS, connect Sky box, then disable Wps on router again. Fairly simple.

    🤔

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,279 ✭✭✭ Worztron


    We've since gotten a Sky Q Box - maybe that accepts a bigger range of special characters (I don't know because a tech guy set it up when I was at work). I guess WPS is always an option as GIMP mentioned earlier.

    Cheers.

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



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