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Thread: Reset the password on my HomePortal 1000SW?

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    John Doe
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    Reset the password on my HomePortal 1000SW?

    Have a modem and wireless router.
    HomePortal 1000SW, 3.5.5
    Trying to get past the lost password.

    FWIW. I take lots of notes, but none of the recorded passwords work.

    Apparently, a more recent version of the software/firmware (not
    really sure what it is) allows easier unsetting of the password, but
    I guess my box won't accept the new firmware, and I have not been
    able to find it on 2Wire's website anyway. According to the somewhat
    outdated HomePortal, I might be able to call AT&T and give them a 20
    digit number, and have them give me a temporary password. Somehow I
    doubt it, I would rather just try resetting the thing.

    After some research... My best lead is from this page.
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...9202249AAUaqu7
    But I do not understand the instructions.

    I am trying to use Wireshark 1.2.7, my first experience with a
    packet sniffer.

    From that webpage...

    .... Connect to your 1000sw

    I guess that just means like it is right now, with Internet
    communications flowing through the router.

    .... You will see packets from the IP you assigned to the homeportal

    The current Wireshark window title is
    "Realtek 10/100/1000 Ethernet NIC"
    The lines are color-coded. The white ones say "Source... 2wire"...

    .... Statically assign an IP to your nic in the same subnet as the IP
    you assigned the homeportal

    I do not assign an IP to my NIC. I guess "subnet" means a group of
    addresses within a certain range. I have no idea how to statically
    assign a number to the NIC.

    .... Go to ģIP_of_homeportal/management
    .... Click on Resets
    .... Click on Reset to Factory State

    That looks like a path, but I need help getting there.

    Thanks.



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  2. #2
    Whoever
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    Re: Reset the password on my HomePortal 1000SW?

    John Doe <jdoe@usenetlove.invalid> wrote in news:009fa30d$0$2356$c3e8da3
    @news.astraweb.com:

    > Have a modem and wireless router.
    > HomePortal 1000SW, 3.5.5
    > Trying to get past the lost password.
    >
    > FWIW. I take lots of notes, but none of the recorded passwords work.



    Have you tried the procedure outlined in the manual?

    http://www.2wire.com/pages/pdfs/2Wir...User_Guide.pdf

    If that doesn't work, then take a look at those packets in Wireshark that
    have the 2wire as their source and note the IP address they are coming
    from. Probably something like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254. Then Google
    "how to set up a static IP address in (insert your OS here)". You should be
    able to find the instructions. Set your computers IP address to something
    very close to the routers, but not the same. For instance, if the router is
    at 192.168.1.1 then set your computer to 192.168.1.5.

    Once that is done, reboot your computer, open a browser window and type in
    the IP address of the router followed by the /management. For instance, if
    the router is at 192.168.1.1 then type in http://192.168.1.1/management and
    it should take you to the management page you are trying to access.

    Don't forget to reset your computers IP address back to what it was before
    (probably "assigned automatically").


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  3. #3
    John Doe
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    Re: Reset the password on my HomePortal 1000SW?

    Whoever <whoever wherever.invalid> wrote:

    ....

    Whoever you are, thanks for the clear looking information, hopefully
    someone will be able to use it (maybe me next time).

    I just remembered that the password was changed to something familiar
    when using the wireless router as wi-fi for an iPhone.

    Sorry. False alarm. I got it now.

    Too bad I do not get to test your instruction...
    :D

    Hasta la Vista

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