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Telstra Gen 2 Smart Modem - has login password as ****** when I go to http://192.168.0.1/login

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Hi all,

I have two questions, grateful for any help with this!

I have a new Smart Modem Gen 2 since we just got NBN.

 

1.I just noticed that when I I open the modem/router login page (http://192.168.0.1/login.htm) that the correct password is already entered but hidden as ******

I never save passwords when browsers offer this, I reset Chrome history, and opened 192.168.0.1 via Firefox on a MAC, and the password is still there.

Question: how do stop the password from showing up? Kind of makes it pointless having one if anyone on the WiFi network can access the router service?

 

2. I used the old ADSL modem as a WiFi router for a guest dwelling, via an Ethernet switch. I made the prescribed changes to its settings to just make it a WiFi router and disable the modem.

I joined that WiFi network, went to http://192.168.0.1, and the password was stil lthere, allowing anyone on that ADSL WiFi router access the Smart Modem Gen2 administrators page.

Question: can I lock out that WiFi router from the rest of my home network?

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Re: Telstra Gen 2 Smart Modem - has login password as ****** when I go to http://192.168.0.1/login

The Arcadyan version automatically inserts the default password (Telstra) which as you stated defeats the purpose  of the password. I suppose it saves a call to support for people who don't"t read the labels on the modem or the instructions.

 

Once a custom admin password is set up (User Settings) the modem will no longer automatically enter the password. See section four of document attached to this post for instructions.

https://crowdsupport.telstra.com.au/t5/Modems-Hardware/Telstra-Smart-Modem-Gen-2-Arcadyan-version-LH...

 

You can't block out the guest access point from your home network but if you set your own password in modem it will no longer be automatically filled in.

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Re: Telstra Gen 2 Smart Modem - has login password as ****** when I go to http://192.168.0.1/login

The Arcadyan version automatically inserts the default password (Telstra) which as you stated defeats the purpose  of the password. I suppose it saves a call to support for people who don't"t read the labels on the modem or the instructions.

 

Once a custom admin password is set up (User Settings) the modem will no longer automatically enter the password. See section four of document attached to this post for instructions.

https://crowdsupport.telstra.com.au/t5/Modems-Hardware/Telstra-Smart-Modem-Gen-2-Arcadyan-version-LH...

 

You can't block out the guest access point from your home network but if you set your own password in modem it will no longer be automatically filled in.

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Waldo3
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Re: Telstra Gen 2 Smart Modem - has login password as ****** when I go to http://192.168.0.1/login

Thanks kindly for your reponse and assistance.
Is there anyway to create an access point off the smart model Gen2 that is separate from the rest of the home network?

Best regards,

John

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Re: Telstra Gen 2 Smart Modem - has login password as ****** when I go to http://192.168.0.1/login

You could enable the guest network. Devices connected to the guest network have access to internet but the modem's firewall blocks them from the home network.

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