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the Arescom router password ...
... and configuring the Router.
By: Bastiaan van den berg
This is the first step-by-step tutorial, on how
to retrieve the password of your Arescom router
for the sole purpose to configure the router conforming your wishes.
As many other user, I received a Arescom NetDSL
1000 Router with mu Zonnet broadband subscription. And like others
I was wondering how to get the password of this router so I could
configure it properly.
Zonnet wasn't giving it, and searching the Internet
didn't help too much either. So this brought me to write this tutorial
for the Arescom NetDSL 1000
Router. The technical background on this trick
is similar to the trick used on the website of neworder.box.sk.
Bastiaan van den berg
As usual with hacks, please read the disclaimer
The Hack ... retrieving the password first
Inorder to retrieve the password, we use a so called
'sniffer'-application. Several applications
are good for this purpose. I presonally recommend the application I found
which is sufficient for our purposes. You can also download
it right here at WeetHet.
You will also need the management software which you
can download at website of Telindus. Local
maintenance software for Telindus 11xx ADSL series rev. 5.2.3 [3245 KByte].
Normally this is included with the Arescom Router, only the images might
be different. This application can also be downloaded
from WeetHet (extract with WinRar).
Install both applications and start the sniffer
Select the protocol Ethernet, IP
Communicatie between router and PC is being done on
UDP-port 9833 at IP
adres 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.x. Set
the settings of as shown below:
Now start the Telindus management application.
The application tries to find the router using a UDP
broadcast over the network. Besides that a UDP unicast packet will be
send as well, the router will answer and send both routername and password,
so the software can get access.
Reading the password
The sniffer software can be used to read the raw ASCII
formatted (plain text) data. In this data we will find both routername
and password (in the screenshot above, masked with XXXXXXX).
In this data, other credentials can be found too, for
example your ISP data (not shown above). Well... now we can login using
the password we just found:
The default routername is dsladmin.
Click "OK" to
Select "General Configuration"
Changing the password
For security reasons we will now change the password
of the router.
Via "Administrative Security" we select "Change
Now the most important issues are settled, we can finally
configure 'our' router the way WE want.
Naturally, this trick is a serious "security
issue" that's why we follow the suggestion of Neworder.box.sk.
They utilize a telnet session to give
this command: "add auto udp 9833 9833 9833 10.0.0.10"
(without the quotes).
It's even easier to use the Telindus management application.
Go to the "Configuration" window and select
the option "Auto Forwarding Table":
Click "Apply" and "Finish".
This to prevent others for soing the same trick to our
router as we did :-).
Configuration examples and changing the config
COnfigurations of the router can be saved to a regular
text file. This makes sense for backup purposes!
Once again use the Telindus management software, choose "Configuration"
and "Configuration File" from the options on
Select "Save configuration File".
Select "Save configuration File As"
and save the configuration.
We might need it later on.
by default delivers two possible configs, 1 with everything locked and
1 with everything wide open.
Naturally we would like to bring a little fine tuning
in between these two extreems. Naturally, it would be usefull to have
both Zonnet configs
availabel - if you are using Zonnet.
Both are save in this zip
file, 1 = the standard version, 2 = the wide open version.
Note: use either WinRar
or Winzip to unpack
Caution: these Zonnet
configurations cannot be used without a slight modification!!!
Two times two lines need to be changed to your specific router data:
Router Name= XXXXXXXX
Router Password= XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX
PPP UserName= XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
PPP Password= XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX
After these changes you can use "Load Configuration
File" in "Configuration" of the
Telindus applicatie to upload these files to the router.
Click "Load configuration file..."
and select the (modified!) file you want to upload.
Click "Yes", "Apply"
and finally "Finish". The configuration will
now be uploaded to the router:
Click "Exit", the new configuration
is now activated.
A complete manual (pdf formatted) with a complete guide
to the management application can be found at Arescom
- additional software can be found here
(thanks to Luc and Bas).