I decided I wanted to do away with my Orcon Genius phone as it was having regular issues and instead use my Samsung Galaxy SIII to make and receive both land-line and mobile phone calls when I am at home. (My android phone has built-in SIP support)

Seeing as Orcon don’t like letting their end users know their SIP password, I had to retrieve it by other means and I decided to pass my technique onto you guys encase you are wanting to use a third party Router, VOIP phone, Smart Phone,  or one of the many open source VOIP software solutions that are available. As an alternative solution

Step one.

Log into your Orcon Genius router and navigate to the ‘Handy Tools’ page and at the bottom of the page select ‘Backup’ and save the file to your PC

Step Two.

Locate the backup file that you have saved to your PC and open it using Notepad

Step Three.

Do a search within Notebook (ctrl + f) for: <AuthPassword>

Step Four.

Copy the code that appears between: <AuthPassword>  </AuthPassword> (this is your encrypted password)

Copy the code that appears between <AuthUserName>  </AuthUserName>  (this should be your phone number minus the first digit)

Copy the address that appears between: <sip_server>  </sip_server> (This is your SIP server)

Step Five.

We now have to decrypt your password as it is currently encrypted with  Base 64. To do this go to one of the many online Base 64 decoding sites or you can use this one.

Paste your encrypted password into the box and hit ‘Decode’

Take note of the outputted code as this is your password (do not copy the symbol that appears at the end of the code)

You now have your:


  • SIP server address
  • SIP Username (phone number minus first digit)
  • SIP Password

[Mod edit (MF): adding below a disclaimer by Orcon]



  • It is not Orcon policy to make Genius SIP passwords available to users of the Genius service.
  • Connection of a non-Genius device to a Genius service breaks Orcon Terms and Conditions.
  • We don't support any non-Genius devices on Genius connections in any way whatsoever.
  • Orcon will not provide any explanation of any settings used to provide the Genius Data or SIP services.
  • Our device and software provisioning platform uses automated provisioning and updating procedures. Orcon is not responsible for any interaction with any non-Genius device or responsible for any damage or loss incurred in connection with any such interaction.
  • Orcon cannot block automated actions provisioning platform actions by account or mac address.
  • If you need to report a service issue please replace the Orcon Genius device and ensure the issue still exists while using the Orcon Genius device prior to logging any support calls. Should the fault be diagnosed later to be due to the non-Genius device then the user will be responsible for any costs incurred by Orcon.
  • Should the SIP service be compromised in the non-Genius device then Orcon has no liability for any resulting fraudulent call charges.