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# 183741 28-Oct-2015 16:01
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Anyone know how to get into a Netcomm NF4V which is apparently running some custom firmware from NOW NZ?

I get logon prompt from 192.168.20.1:8080 but admin/admin does not work.

This is ex-NOW, customer tried to send it back but they did not respond so I want to reflash with standard Netcomm FW.

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  # 1415576 28-Oct-2015 16:11
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There is often a way to put midrange routers into 'recovery mode' and remotely reflash the firmware with a fresh image.  I've had a look at http://support.netcommwireless.com/product/vdsl/nf4v and can't see any instructions around this at a quick glance.  You might want to email Netcomm.

You could also phone Now NZ and ask nicely for the credentials.  This page https://support.nownz.co.nz/support/solutions/articles/5000544067-why-can-t-i-access-the-router-settings- suggests they might not hand them over and instead change them for you from their super-secret set of default credentials.




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  # 1479869 27-Jan-2016 14:16
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Hey!

 

The Netcomm's that NOW sends out are usually provided on a rental basis.

 

Therefore NOW owns them and wouldn't give out the admin credentials.

 

 

 

Hope that helps!


 
 
 
 


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  # 1480087 27-Jan-2016 17:36
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Can confirm they are rented from NOW - I dont think I have come across one that has been sold by them.

 

I also dont think they were ever sold via any retail channels - the only way to get those (awesome) routers was via an ISP who leased them to you.





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  # 1480099 27-Jan-2016 17:47
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raytaylor:

 

Can confirm they are rented from NOW - I dont think I have come across one that has been sold by them.

 

I also dont think they were ever sold via any retail channels - the only way to get those (awesome) routers was via an ISP who leased them to you.

 

 

PBtech sells them :)

 

 


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  # 1480273 27-Jan-2016 22:06
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Two major disties have stock of these.

Can't say I've ever had a good experience with Netcomm support so caveat emptor.

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  # 1480275 27-Jan-2016 22:12
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dimsim: Can't say I've ever had a good experience with Netcomm support so caveat emptor.

 

 

 

They are reasonable when put in bridge mode ;)





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  # 1480292 27-Jan-2016 22:59
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Andib:

 

raytaylor:

 

Can confirm they are rented from NOW - I dont think I have come across one that has been sold by them.

 

I also dont think they were ever sold via any retail channels - the only way to get those (awesome) routers was via an ISP who leased them to you.

 

 

PBtech sells them :)

 

 

 

 

Dang I wish I knew that a year ago. They have a DECT base station built in which would have been awesome at the time.





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  # 1480294 27-Jan-2016 23:01
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raytaylor:

 

Andib:

 

raytaylor:

 

Can confirm they are rented from NOW - I dont think I have come across one that has been sold by them.

 

I also dont think they were ever sold via any retail channels - the only way to get those (awesome) routers was via an ISP who leased them to you.

 

 

PBtech sells them :)

 

 

 

 

Dang I wish I knew that a year ago. They have a DECT base station built in which would have been awesome at the time.

 

 

 

 

pretty plentiful on trademe too, i actually just picked up one this evening for a project and likely to grab a few more if it pans out..





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  # 1480303 28-Jan-2016 00:13
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I just retired one today (okay, it's after midnight so that'd be 'yesterday') which was playing the part of VDSL modem to my Asus RT-AC68U router. It played the part quite well. Purchased from a distie.




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  # 1480350 28-Jan-2016 04:48
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try user / user 


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