moderated Re: An accessible router

Glenn / Lenny

Also, on an ISP's router/modem, you can usually log into your account on-line, like if you were going to pay your bill on-line, and you can get your router's password there.

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Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:39 PM
Subject: Re: An accessible router

The problem is that the modems most ISP’s provide and which are also WiFi routers have to have a password because a large majority of people would never set one and that would result in a huge liability if, for example, they end up connecting cameras in their house and then somebody could very easily access them via an unprotected network. A lot of these Internet of things devices are insecure enough as it is.

If you buy a router from one of the known brands such as Netgear, Linksys, Cisco, D-Link, Asus and so on there will be a default password which often is “password” or “admin” or something like thart.

If you don’t know the default password of your router but you know the brand you can simply Google something like “What is the default password for a Netgear router” and you’ll find the answer.

This of course means you absolutely have to change the password to something a lot more secure because if you can Google what the password is so can anybody else and the people who make it their business to hack into home networks probably don’t even have to Google it as they’ll know the default passwords of most brands by heart.


Best regards,



From: <> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: An accessible router


I've never heard of that, unless it came from an ISP.


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Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:26 PM

Subject: Re: An accessible router


The thing i find annoying with any of the wifi modems i get lately the password is already turned on by default to access the modem settigs.

In the past it was blank now you need sighted help to read the password under the modem.

cheers Michael.

On 15/04/2020 11:28 am, Tyler Wood wrote:

I have the google wireless nest mesh system which works, most likely, the best of any router I have ever owned, hardware wise

It’s fantastic if you happen to have a mobile device, however they do require the google WiFi app. The app itself provides everything in a fantastic and screen reader friendly area, however, and there isn’t an unlabeled button found.  However if your specific requirement is PC, unfortunately out of luck there, which is odd to me.

Hope that helps somewhat.

From: <> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: An accessible router

I am quite partial to the higher-end Netgear routers but also had an Asus one and a Cisco and I don’t think I had a router in the last 10 years which didn’t get accessed via a web interface and where I couldn’t use the interface.

Too bad you guys are I think all in the US, I have a Netgear Nighthawk X6 R8000 triband router which I’d gladly sell for a good price, but shipping would probably be expensive.

I have switched to the Netgear Orbi mesh system both at home and, at my retail store I use the Orbi Pro/business version and this Nighthawk and my Asus RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Router for which I paid over $300 Canadian are just sitting on a shelf.

From: <> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: An accessible router


A month ago I purchased a Netgear combination router and cable modem. You can use your browser of choice to access it. Sounds like you just need a router with WI-FI in it. I’m quite pleased with what I have.

Kevin Jilly and Valerie

From: <> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:15 PM
Subject: An accessible router

My WIFI router has bit the dust.  Does anyone have any recommendations for a router with an accessible interface with JAWS?

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