I got internet installed at my home earlier today by Bright House Networks.
When I asked the installation technician about changing the router administration password, he said that he can change it to what I want while he is on the premises, or otherwise I can call them and they can change it remotely.
My concern is that if they are controlling the password, they can control the settings in the router as well (and some of these I prefer to control on my own). I understand that I can completely-mess-up-the-connection between my home and ISP but in the worst case I can always reset the router to the default values and, if needed, after that call the ISP. I do not think I need them controlling the password to the router.
So the question I wanted to ask is if there is a way to block the ISPs remote access to the router? (I have some ideas on how to do this myself but wanted to see what the community says)