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Can I disable my modem's remote management for security?

Jan 12, 2020 9:53AM PST

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:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/BxBTcrsjmq8J6eMu7
Or should I just simply leave all of these settings alone?!
Thanks a lot for any comments.

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No.
Jan 12, 2020 10:22AM PST

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.

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Turn on when needed
Jan 15, 2020 1:00PM PST

ISPs may set up remote management for remote access to routers and modems when troubleshooting. You can keep remote management off during most times of use. However, when your ISP needs to troubleshoot Internet problems for you, you may want to or have to turn remote management on, temporarily. This would make the troubleshooting process easier for you and your ISP.

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