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Technicolor / Thomson SpeedTouch 585

details: Residential Wireless ADSL Gateway
hardware type: DSL Wireless Router
date added: 2006-02-17
updated: 2015-06-22
The SpeedTouch 585 is an ADSL modem with integrated 4-port switch and 802.11a/g wireless LAN access point.

The integrated modem supports ADSL, ADSL2, and ADSL2+. The AP allows for a simultaneous operation of 802.11a and 802.11g and supports WPA/WPA2 security.

The unit has been widely distributed by Tiscali, O2, AOL and PlusNet in the UK. O2 rebrands it as "O2 Wireless Box II", and O2's BeThere subsidiary calls it the "BeBox".

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 SpeedTouch 585 Features
 Availability: discontinued
 Street price: $105
 Warranty: 1 year(s)
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN throughput: 24 Mbps
 WAN ports: 1
 WAN port(s) type: DSL/ISDN/POTS connector (RJ-11)
 LAN ports: 4
 LAN ports type: 10/100 Base-TX (RJ-45)
 LAN ports auto cross-over: yes
 Rate limiting: per client (IP), per LAN port
 NAT routing: yes
 NAT table size: 2048
 Multihomed: yes
 DMZ: yes
 Port forwarding: yes
 Port forwarding of ranges: yes
 Port triggering: yes
 DHCP server: yes
 DHCP client: yes
 Dynamic DNS client: yes
 QoS: yes
 ToS / DiffServ: yes
 UPnP: yes
 Routing Protocols: RIP v1 (static routing, RFC 1058)
RIP v2 (dynamic routing, RFC1389)
 DSL compliance: ADSL1 (G.dmt 992.1, G.lite 992.2, G.hs 994.1, DMT T1.413)
ADSL2 (G.992.3, G.lite.bis 992.4)
ADSL2+ (G.992.5)
 PPPoE client: yes
 PPPoA client: yes
 DSL Line condition view: yes
 Maximum Wireless Speed: 54 Mbps
 WiFi standards supported: 802.11b (Wi-Fi 1)
802.11g (Wi-Fi 3)
 Wifi security/authentication: WEP
 WiFi modes: Access point
 external antenna(s): 1
 ext antenna(s) removable ?: no
 Default SSID: SpeedTouchXXXX
 Multiple SSID: no
 WDS compatible: yes
 PPTP client: yes
 PPTP passthrough: yes
 DoS / DDoS protection: yes
 Security log: yes
 Filtering: Domain/URL blocking, MAC Address filtering, keyword/content filtering
 Device Management
 Default IP address:
 Default admin username: Administrator
 Default admin password: (blank)
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Remote configuration (WAN)
Quick Setup Wizard
Telnet / CLI
Windows application
SSL secure web
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Configuration backup/restore: yes
 Event log: yes
 Misc hardware info
 Chipset: Broadcom BCM6348, BCM5325, BCM4318
 RAM: 8 Mb
 SNMP support: SNMP v.1
 NTP client: yes
 Power over Ethernet (PoE): no
 Notes: Default password on some units may be "Administrator" instead of none.
 Product page:

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by anonymous - 2007-02-07 13:17
My 585i has worked like a clock for 6 months by now. I definetly recommend! I was very concerned because I hadn't heard about Thomson/Alcatel products and there were no reviews or discussion in forums etc. I haven't had to reset router ever because of crashes and so on. Even webconf works just fine.
by Harry - 2007-02-10 21:45
Just got a 585(i)v6. Very good for what it does, setup was reasonably straight-forward their datasheets for the product they describe subscription based content filtering feature, which was one of the main reasons I bought. However, this feature is nowhere to be found on the web gui interface. The user manual also describes a menu option for this feature - and no such menu option is available. So Im rating this product as average. Bit of a letdown really.
by TomFum - 2008-08-01 17:44
I got this router as part of a package from Tiscali TV. For the TV side of things it works fine but i really do have to say this is the WORST router ive ever had. Its for ever changeing my settings on my xbox and ps3 to strict or type 3 for no reason whats so ever. If you plug say a laptop into the router it changes the NAT settings on my consoles back to strict again. Its awfull.

Also the software factory reset no longer works and also the hardware factory reset no longer works. ive had this router now for the best part of 8months and its ALWAYS messing up my home network.

I warn everyone to stay WELL away from this router, its utter Crap
by Jeddahboy - 2008-08-04 10:35
I installed a speedtouch wireless a month ago, when i need to put a secure connection like WAP2 or WEP i try to log on at ip address and it prompt me to put username and password. i put admin asa the username and admin as the password but it keep on asking the same. please advice me what to do or how to reset the program of these router.

Best regards
by anonymous - 2008-08-06 01:49
hi just got this router as part of aol upgrade it was easy to set up and runs quite fast had no problems yet but cannot find out what the button on the frount is for ????
by anonymous - 2008-08-28 09:49
The button at the front turns the WLAN on and off. Just press and hold for a few seconds until the WLAN light goes on or off.
by AkaJAY - 2008-10-05 08:23
Hey Jeddahboy I have the same problem just wondering if you figured it out?

by anonymous - 2008-10-16 14:22
Extremely reliable and competent. I would reccomend this to anyone with a little bit of computer knowledge. it is a little complicated to administer for a novice but apart from that it's great!
by anonymous - 2008-11-13 18:45
I think the web address should be Not

The login is also Administrator not admin. Password is blank if not set.
by walid - 2008-12-03 10:56
i have the 585 but all lights are on and the wlan is orange but i cant find the wireless conection any one knows why ????
by col - 2008-12-10 01:08
the orange light on wlan indicates it is using WEP encryption, green is for WAP and red is no encryption.
by Magoo - 2009-01-01 20:50
Got this with AOL upgrade. Not a novice ride although once past the difficulties of setting up this has proved an excellent piece of equipment. Far better than Linksys.
by anonymous - 2009-01-09 06:16
hi how do i turn on my secrity settings for this router so that i dont get outsiders using it ? cheers
by anonymous - 2009-01-11 14:44
I've got this router as part of AOL. Only three lights show:- the power, the ethernet and the WLAN so obviously can't het on the internet, is this a faulty router? Was working fine. Had about 2 years. The DSL and internet lights aren't green or red. Internet explorer says my DSL line is down, how do I fix this? Please help
by Tom - 2009-01-14 10:15
Hi, I have a speedtouch 585 router and it seems to me my xbl is playing up and i cant connect to hardly anyone i have enabled Upnp but doesent make a diiferernce i even tried to to assiagn the public ip addres but says "Failed to assign the public IP address. (failed to set spoofing pool unnumbered)" and this what i had to do last time for it to work great, but now it wont allow it. i heard somewhere to restore it to factory default but if i do this will it be hard to setup up my router agian. i need to make sure because my dad will kill me if i muck up the router thanks for anyone who will tell me what to do

by anonymous - 2009-01-18 02:35
by anonymous - 2009-01-30 09:51
im having problems with connecting my ps3 to the router,,,how do i get the DNS numbers?
by anonymous - 2009-01-30 09:57
Basically this router doesn't let any device such as Playstation 3 connect to it automatically, even with the right IP and WEP key, so it's a load of ^#@. Just to let you know what a waste of time it is.
by KNS - 2009-02-04 23:10
I have speed touch 585 which is fastand excellent, but I have diffiulty in connecting Nokia N95 to my seed touch 585 , I have reset the Speedtouch to open , but problem is still , can experts help .
by Maddog2k62k7 - 2009-02-21 21:34
I have this router also as part of a Tiscali TV Deal - This is one of the best routers, it has an easy navigating system - and it is easy to fix your NAT settings if you know how - simples - I say get it - If your looking for Top Security WPA-WSK or something more then I recommend that you DO NOT get this one, this is more of a Friendly home router where you know you wont be hacked by the odd neighbor.

For the person having trouble with his NAT Settings - I also have an xBox and I also get the occasional STRICT NAT - this is easily overcome able - Make sure that once you have fixed your NAT settings and done the xBox Live test to ensure it, that you don't have any power cuts or you turn off your router otherwise it will reset. If you do need help then please contact me through email ( and I will be glad to help you out through your Remote Assistance.
by anonymous - 2009-03-09 18:10
hi I have speed touch model recently I change the password not from the server after change now new password not excepting please help me
by 123 - 2009-04-14 23:11
i have the same problem as above, i added another user and with a password and now evertime i try to go to it pops up a password box and asks for the username and password, but when i enter my username and password it doesn't work, even i tried administrator without password it doesn't work so please help!!
by anonymous - 2009-05-05 05:26
Create a new user from the user management and set it as normal user (i think).

after done, switch to that username by entering the username you created and password. initial password is the username you created.

then change password to nothing and set that normal account to default.

You're done
by anonymous - 2009-05-18 13:42
Hey, anyone know how to change the existing password, once it's already set up?
by anonymous - 2009-05-24 01:08
Hi all, anyone can help to configure my Speedtouch 585 router+modem. actually i brought it to my country which my country is using adsl DHCP server but i think this router is set as PPPoE so i cannot connect to internet. please help me to resolve this problem. thanks a lot to all and have more power
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