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Dratsab

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#196806 13-Jun-2016 14:25
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I haven't gotten around to changing ISP's yet, although that's not too far away. In the meantime I went to log into my modem/router today and was instantly struck a change that seems to have occurred. Previously when I've logged in the screen looked like this:

 

 

Today it looks like this:

 

 

I can't get into it either - neither the passwords I set or the default passwords work. Anyone seen this kind of behaviour before?


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  #1571053 13-Jun-2016 14:32
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V/fone probably pushed out a firmware update - odd you cant login at all tho, unless theyre trying to stop ppl playing and breaking things :-p

 

 





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  #1571058 13-Jun-2016 14:41
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I was wondering if it was that, but am not too sure. It was setting up an old laptop with W10 that brought this to light. As you can see from the screenshot below, my wired network (A) doesn't have a name [anymore] and there's a new wireless (B) that I know nothing about. I'm starting to think I've been hacked...

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1571083 13-Jun-2016 15:19
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If johnr is around, he would have replied to this thread by now.

 

Personally it looks like Vodafone has updated their firmware. You might want to ping another vodafone rep here.






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  #1571101 13-Jun-2016 15:55
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Dratsab:

 

 

 

...I can't get into it either - neither the passwords I set or the default passwords work. Anyone seen this kind of behaviour before?

 

 

 

 

Had you changed the Admin password?  If so would VF not have needed that to upgrade the firmware?  Or is there some other backdoor or superadmin privilege that let's them do that?

 

I'm curious now, will check mine when I get home tonight.





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  #1571108 13-Jun-2016 16:09
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floydbloke:

 

Dratsab:

 

 

 

...I can't get into it either - neither the passwords I set or the default passwords work. Anyone seen this kind of behaviour before?

 

 

 

 

Had you changed the Admin password?  If so would VF not have needed that to upgrade the firmware?  Or is there some other backdoor or superadmin privilege that let's them do that?

 

I'm curious now, will check mine when I get home tonight.

 

 

Firmware upgrades are done via TR-069 so they're pushed out. They don't need a login to do this.

 

I don't think there is anything suspect about this - it looks like VF have just pushed out a firmware update. The default password has obviously just been changed as part of this.


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  #1571131 13-Jun-2016 16:19
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Default login is: admin & then @ and the last 8 digits of the router's serial number.

 

EG: admin / @12345678


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  #1571135 13-Jun-2016 16:36
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"Admin". I am told login instructions are available on Vodafone help page.

Needless to say change password, make sure firewall enabled, etc.




 

 

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  #1571204 13-Jun-2016 18:15
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sbiddle:

 

 

 

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Firmware upgrades are done via TR-069 so they're pushed out. They don't need a login to do this.

 

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Thanks for that info, you learn something every day.

 

FWIW, mine is unchanged (for now at least).





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  #1571754 14-Jun-2016 15:40
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CYaBro: Default login is: admin & then @ and the last 8 digits of the router's serial number.

 

EG: admin / @12345678 

 

Only just got around to getting the time to look into this - thanks for that. The default used to be VF-NZhg659 but that wasn't working which was quite frustrating.

 

I can't find anything on their web pages, so I have no idea what VFNZ have done to the router* apart from the following:
1. Changed the colour scheme
2. Reset the Admin default password (vodafone password was still at what I had it set as)
3. Switch off the Guest network
4. Reset the Guest network password
5. Allow all and sundry to access my WLAN
6. Annoy the crap out of me...

 

No email received advising changes were going to be made and what the impacts would be. @MikeHales - perhaps you can shed some light on what's occurred?

 

* I do see my line speeds (currently) are faster than they were before. Upload ~2Mb/s faster to just over 11, download ~22Mb/s faster to just over 50.

 

EDIT: The limited connectivity via ethernet, as pictured a few posts above, turned out to be the Windows 10 installation zeroing out the physical (MAC) address of the network card. Manually inputting this didn't fix things so it came down to a 'Recovery' which reset everything (except the MAC address) after which inputting the MAC address manually (I just happened to have it recorded elsewhere) livened everything up.


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  #1571822 14-Jun-2016 16:57
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There is a firmware update available but up to you as customer if you want to install it (unless our tech guys have already advised).

 

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  #1571828 14-Jun-2016 17:00
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MikeHales:

There is a firmware update available but up to you as customer if you want to install it (unless our tech guys have already advised).


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@dratsab

 

Apologies, yes that change rolled out back in September of last year. And these were reset to default.

 

  • Advanced (Admin login) settings
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    • Access profiles including manually entered PPP credentials
    • Bandwidth control settings
    • SNTP (time) configuration
    • Multicast settings
    • Static Routing configuration
    • Manual VOIP Configuration
    • Admin password
    • Remote management configuration setting
    • ACL settings
  • Global Mode settings 
  • ChromeCast configuration
  • Other SIP VOIP settings
  • DNS settings (for example OpenDNS)

Apologies, there wasn't a communications from us at the time.

 

Happy to dig into the details, which I have to hand.

 


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MikeHales:

 

@dratsab

 

Apologies, yes that change rolled out back in September of last year. And these were reset to default.

 

  • Advanced (Admin login) settings
  •  

    • Access profiles including manually entered PPP credentials
    • Bandwidth control settings
    • SNTP (time) configuration
    • Multicast settings
    • Static Routing configuration
    • Manual VOIP Configuration
    • Admin password
    • Remote management configuration setting
    • ACL settings
  • Global Mode settings 
  • ChromeCast configuration
  • Other SIP VOIP settings
  • DNS settings (for example OpenDNS)

Apologies, there wasn't a communications from us at the time.

 

Happy to dig into the details, which I have to hand.

 

 

 

is this firmware version HG659-16V100R001C206B020 ??

 

or is there a latest one ?


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MikeHales:

 

Apologies, yes that change rolled out back in September of last year. And these were reset to default.

 

  • Advanced (Admin login) settings
  •  

    • Access profiles including manually entered PPP credentials
    • Bandwidth control settings
    • SNTP (time) configuration
    • Multicast settings
    • Static Routing configuration
    • Manual VOIP Configuration
    • Admin password
    • Remote management configuration setting
    • ACL settings
  • Global Mode settings 
  • ChromeCast configuration
  • Other SIP VOIP settings
  • DNS settings (for example OpenDNS)

Apologies, there wasn't a communications from us at the time.

 

Happy to dig into the details, which I have to hand.

 

 

Appreciate the fast response - somethings definitely not right with what your saying though. These changes have only occurred in the last few weeks (4 max) - I know because I had to allow a new device access to the WLAN recently, and our babysitter, who connects via our Guest network, hasn't complained about lack of internet access - she hasn't been required for the last 4 or 6 weeks.

 

biggal: is this firmware version HG659-16V100R001C206B020 ??

 

or is there a latest one ? 

 

That's the firmware version showing in my router and appears to be the latest one on the VF website.


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