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#1 netsurfer802

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 19:27

Is there an inexpensive anti-theft lock for a router? I went on a service where the owner is concerned about theft of his router.

Thanks in advanced for any helpful response.


#2 Dot Matrix

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 19:29

If anything a laptop lock, but I don't know of any router that comes with one. Why is he concerned?

Best bet would be to build a small cabinet that locks, and stick the router in there.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 19:33

You want a sort of Kensington Lock but for Routers...

http://www.misco.co....r-Security-Lock

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 19:37

Like Dot Matrix and ChuckFinley said a Laptop Lock (Kensington lock) will work for the most part. One concern though is I have literally seen those ripped out of the equipment by a determined theif. The lock slots are equiped with a piece of metal glued to the plastic which helps anchor the device, but really it doesn't stop if someone is determined enough.

Unless the router is a high end one, it would be better to use one of these if they are concerend as most people wouldn't want to take it anyway.

Someone could build an enclosure lock box around the unit allowing for venting if it is a higher end one, or if really determined to never have it removed, open the unit up, screw the bottom plate down to the surface, then carefully place the compontents back in and gorilla glue the heck out of it. Instant security - theif tries to pick it up, can't. Moves on. (I kid about the screwing down to desk).

#5 sc302

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 19:52

The best way is to get a wall mount locking rack and secure it to the wall, lock it, and you are done. All network equipment, patch panels, and what nots can be put in there.

http://compare.ebay....mTypes&var=sbar
or
http://www.amazon.co...nt network rack

#6 Xoligy

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 20:03

Is there a router crime spree at the moment that i know nothing about? :/ lol

if the owner is scared his router is going to get stolen and its an expensive one then personally i think he would be better replacing it and using a cheap one that just does the job, otherwise keep the router in his office somewhere but at the end fo the day if someone wants something they will figure out a way to take it anyway.

#7 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 20:14

I believe a lot of businesses either place their router high in the air, or just hide them above the ceiling tiles. Perhaps either of those could be a quick and easy solution. It may require some minor electrical work if you need to tap into voltage up in the ceiling.

#8 n_K

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 20:20

You can get RJ45 locks too, I got about 9 of them and once in you can't remove the ethernet cables.

#9 shozilla

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 20:21

If it is a house, tell the owner to get a house alarm. Some apartments let you have the alarm installation depends on the area.

As others said, secure the router in the lock. No matter what type, I mean wall mount, bolted floor mount, etc.

I have not seen anyone steal the router before. Unless it is a comporate version of router.

#10 Crisp

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 13:08

Padlock and chain?

#11 episode

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 13:20

The best way is to get a wall mount locking rack and secure it to the wall, lock it, and you are done. All network equipment, patch panels, and what nots can be put in there.

http://compare.ebay....mTypes&var=sbar
or
http://www.amazon.co...nt+network+rack


This is the solution. Its what they are for.

#12 remixedcat

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:37

put a pic of just beaver making out with an old guy near it and nobody would wanna take the router