ISP supplied gear often and by that I mean always has remote management so the ISP can avoid sending out a tech.
If you want to turn that off at the expense of supplying your own gear and support, you replace the ISP's modem and gear. But then you may have other issues such as noted about backdoors in some gear. I will not vet this here. It's a discussion on its own with so much on the web about how and why makers did this.
I am new to modem routers settings, so please forgive my ignorance.
I am looking through the settings (at 192 168 1 1), and I came across a section called remote management / access.
I wondered if I could turn some of these options off, to improve security?
A google photos image showing the settings is here:
Or should I just simply leave all of these settings alone?!
Thanks a lot for any comments.