Changing the modem login password on iiNet modems

This article will show you how to change the modem login password on modems purchased from iiNet (excluding the Arris CM820 Cable modem which does not have a modem settings interface).

If your modem was purchased elsewhere, please consult your modem's user manual for instructions on how to do this.

What is the modem login password and why should I change it?

Your modem login password is used to log in to the modem's default gateway where you can change your modem settings.

If you share a house or you give your WiFi password to guests, changing your modem password from the default can prevent people connected to your home network from accessing or changing your modem settings.

IMPORTANT: If you use Remote Management on your modem (if available) changing your modem login password is vital to maintain the security of your home network and services.

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If you've forgotten a custom modem login password, you can factory reset your modem to return it to the default. Please note that a factory reset will remove all custom settings from a modem, including your internet service configuration, Netphone (VoIP) settings and any custom WiFi network names and passwords. You'll need to set up your modem again by following the instructions in its setup guide.

 

  1. Open your web browser and go to http://10.1.1.1
     
  2. Log in with the default username "password" and default password “admin”. If you have changed these details from the default, use your custom login details instead.
     
  3. Click the Management panel on the dashboard.
     

     
  4. Under Users list, click tht Edit button to the right of the existing Admin entry.

    Note: While it is possible to add additional admin users with their own usernames and passwords, we recommend having just one in order to keep track of your home network security more easily.
     

     

  5. Under Change password, enter your desired new password in the first box and then repeat the same password in the second box.
     

     
  6. Click the Apply button to finish.
     
  7. From now on, you'll need to use your new custom username and/or password whenever logging in at http://10.1.1.1/. We recommend writing these details down and keeping them somewhere safe for future reference.

 

These instructions should work for both the Huawei HG532d and the VDSL Home Gateway (Huawei HG658) which have very similar interfaces. Screenshots have been taken using the HG532d.

  1. Open your web browser and go to http://192.168.1.1
     
  2. Log in with the default username "admin" and default password “admin”. If you have changed these settings from the default, use your custom login details instead.
     
  3. Click Maintenance in the left-hand column and then click Account.
     
  4. Select/Enter the following settings:
     
    User name: Select "admin". If you have already set up a custom login username, select your custom username instead.
    New user name: (Optional) Enter a new login username if desired
    New Password: Your desired new modem login password
    Confirm Password: Your desired new modem login password
     

     
  5. Click Submit to finish.
     
  6. From now on, you'll need to use your new custom username and/or password whenever logging in at http://192.168.1.1/. We recommend writing these details down and keeping them somewhere safe for future reference.

 

Please note that these instructions will only work for the NetComm NB16WV-02 purchased from the iiNet Group.

  1. Open your web browser and go to http://10.1.1.1
     
  2. Log in with the default username "admin" and default password “admin”. If you have changed these settings from the default, use your custom login details instead.
     
  3. At the bottom of the page, click Switch to advanced view.
     
  4. Click Network Setup in the top menu bar and then select Change password from the drop-down menu.
     

     
  5. Enter the following details:

    Username: By default this will be "admin". If you wish to have a custom modem login username as well as a custom password, change this to your desired modem login username.
    Old Password: Your current modem login password
    New Password: Your desired new modem login password
    Reconfirm: Your desired new modem login password
     

     

  6. Click Save to finish.
     
  7. From now on, you'll need to use your new custom username and/or password whenever logging in at http://10.1.1.1/. We recommend writing these details down and keeping them somewhere safe for future reference.

 

  1. Open your web browser and go to http://10.1.1.1
     
  2. Log in with the default password “admin”. If you have changed the password from the default, use your custom password instead.
     
  3. Select 5. Advanced Settings from the top menu bar, and then make sure A. Modem password and remote management is selected from the left-hand column.
     

     
  4. Under Modem password, enter your desired new modem login password in the first box and enter the same password again in the second box to confirm.
     

     
  5. Click Save Settings to finish.
     

     
  6. From now on, you'll need to use your new custom password whenever logging in at http://10.1.1.1/. We recommend writing this password down and keeping it somewhere safe for future reference.
     

 

  1. Open your web browser and go to http://10.1.1.1
     
  2. Log in with the default password “admin”. If you have changed the password from the default, use your custom password instead.
     
  3. Select 5. Advanced Settings from the black menu bar and then make sure 1. Modem password and remote management is selected from the left-hand column.
     

     
  4. Under Modem password, enter your desired new modem login password in the first box and enter the same password again in the second box to confirm.
     

     
  5. Click Save settings to finish.
     
  6. From now on, you'll need to use your new custom password whenever logging in at http://10.1.1.1/. We recommend writing this password down and keeping it somewhere safe for future reference.
     

 

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