Privacy Access Through Broadband or Wi-Fi Router

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I have a wi-fi router in my home, and have been less than careful in allowing guests to login with my password.  Is there any way they can maliciously access my personal data through my wi-fi router?  Or through my modem (which has the same password)?

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If you don't have adequate security on your computers that have personal data, then yes, it is a serious concern.

It would be wise to change your WiFi password and set up WiFi Guest access where it only allows access to and from the internet.  Your WiFi router would need to allow that.

If the second device is truly a modem (and not a modem and router) then I'd not worry about it.

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