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Standard User phonic2k
(newbie) Mon 04-Jun-12 12:43:27
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Re: HG612 modem, remote port 8081 OPEN


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
Thanks for the link, it seems simple to configure.

Have you called BT India support after unlocking your modem?
are there any downsides to unlocking the modem and blocking the port?

also, as port 8081 is open to all, I'm interested if anyone has worked out the user and password for the remote login on port 8081?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 04-Jun-12 18:02:57
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Re: HG612 modem, remote port 8081 OPEN


[re: phonic2k] [link to this post]
 
Try admin admin.

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Standard User think26872
(committed) Mon 04-Jun-12 20:04:37
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Re: HG612 modem, remote port 8081 OPEN


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
It appears I have incorrectly thought I could just plug the BT FTTC Modem into my existing router (just a router not a modem so no facilities to enter username / password details)?

Do you need to use the HomeHub thing to enter a username and password otherwise the BT FTTC Modem will not connect?

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 04-Jun-12 20:20:42
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Re: HG612 modem, remote port 8081 OPEN


[re: think26872] [link to this post]
 
Something has to establish a PPPoE connection to the ISP, so either the router does with the HG612 acting as a modem, or the HG612 does by acting as a router itself.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 04-Jun-12 23:18:09
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Re: HG612 modem, remote port 8081 OPEN


[re: think26872] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by think26872:
It appears I have incorrectly thought I could just plug the BT FTTC Modem into my existing router (just a router not a modem so no facilities to enter username / password details)?
What is your existing router? In particular, does it have a WAN port as well as normal ethernet ones?

If you go to BT Infinity they supply a HomeHub. Some other ISPs also supply (inclusive) routers.

BatBoy is right in what he says, but as supplied by Openreach the modem is locked down and cannot function as a router. It can only be used as a 2-port router if you unlock the firmware. It is in effect a pure modem with a single ethernet output. Only the Huawei one is easily unlocked at the moment. The ECI one requires you to do some soldering inside, as I understand the current position.
Do you need to use the HomeHub thing to enter a username and password otherwise the BT FTTC Modem will not connect?
If you only have one device, (a computer), that you can connect via ethernet, then you don't need a router, as you can enter the username and password for your ISP on your computer.

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Standard User phonic2k
(newbie) Tue 05-Jun-12 02:04:33
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Re: HG612 modem, remote port 8081 OPEN


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
admin admin is the default user and password used for the LAN side admin panel on port 80. I did try it before, but I didn't think BT would use the same defaults published in the manual for the remote access on port 8081.
Standard User think26872
(committed) Tue 05-Jun-12 09:45:57
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Re: HG612 modem, remote port 8081 OPEN


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
Thanks for both replies. I have looked again at the my router settings and there is a PPPoE option and when you select it a username/password option appears. Panic over.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 05-Jun-12 09:56:17
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Re: HG612 modem, remote port 8081 OPEN


[re: think26872] [link to this post]
 
I repeat, "What is your existing router? In particular, does it have a WAN port as well as normal ethernet ones?" WAN ports look like normal ethernet but are often coloured yellow. Should also be clearly labelled as such.

Some have dual capability on Port 1.

Is it even a router? Or is it a modem/router like the O2 box? We are normally very slipshod here about the difference, but in this case it matters.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 05-Jun-12 22:24:10
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Re: HG612 modem, remote port 8081 OPEN


[re: phonic2k] [link to this post]
 
Looks like there's a 2 level logon:

Connection request user name: acs/acs
ACS user name: hgw/hgw


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 05-Jun-12 22:50:29
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[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
Is one of those the password, or is that something else?

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