I have an IT issue at home and need to allow access to our work IT guys to work out a solution. The Spam Protection won't let them access it via teamviewer.com. I have already spent 22 minutes on the phone - Spam Protection is apparently turned off (but still on per My Account). Can I just get Home Safe turned off - would this solve the issue? I don't need it anyway as far as I can see.
Here's the detail you need about How to use TalkTalk HomeSafe®.
This includes how to switch off Scam Protection and using the KidsSafe feature of websites to block and allow.
Turning off Scam Protection should work but you can also use KidSafe to add specific websites to allow, in this case teamviewer.com.
The agents on LiveChat or Messenger on the MyTalkTalk mobile app (8am to 10pm) will switch off Scam Protection for you if you find that switching off via MyAccount doesn't work for any reason.
Added website address to kidsafe which solved that issue. Our IT team were able to access my computer but unable to solve my initial problem. It seems that some security feature is generating a random string preventing me from accessing my firm's secure internal site. We think this is the issue as we can't access the site from any computer in the house. I have turned off Home Safe and Norton but still having the same problem. Anyone any ideas?
Are you connecting via your firm's Virtual Private Network?
What model router have talktalk provided to you? If it's the DSL-3782 that doesn't play nicely with all VPN's with its current 1.08t firmware. There is a fix that TalkTalk can provide.
Have you tried using an alternate DNS particularly if you don't need the security features of HomeSafe?
I am trying to connect to a VPN. Our router is old - a Huawei 520 - is there a fix for this one? Our IT team think the issue is with the talktalk connection as the problem persists with other devices in the home we tried and not for colleagues trying to connect to the VPN.
If there is no fix we will need to move to another broadband provider as I have to work from home frequently.
Thanks for any help you can give.
The router is worth swapping out free of charge to an HG633 which does support VPN working.
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Hi snailbob, I've ordered a replacement router for you. Please let us know how you get on.
Oh dear. I happily opened the box and installed the new router. Tried to connect to the VPN but had same issue. Checked router and saw that it was not the one mentioned but the dsl. Not too impressed. More time wasted when I can't work. Please send the correct router.
Ok, I was told we weren't shipping that at the moment. Let me see what I can do. I've requested another router and this should be the 633 that you want.