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How to program the username / password into the Actiontec via telnet

How to program the username / password into the Actiontec via telnet

Step One: telnet

open command prompt and type telnet 192.168.0.1 depending on windows version it'll either be in the command prompt or open a different terminal window

Step Two: show transports

You need to show the transports in order to know what the modem is calling the ppp connection. To do this, type:

--> pppoa list transport

It should come back with something like this:

PPP transports:

ID | Name | Port | Vci | Vpi

-----|------------|-----------|-----------|-----------

1 | wan_xport | wan_port | 32 | 0

------------------------------------------------------

Now we know the ppp transport we're working with is called wan_xport and it's number 1. The number or the name will work when we're playing with it. To see what's configured, now type:

--> pppoa show transport 1

You'll get something like this:

PPP Transport: wan_xport

Description : wan_xport

Summary : open for IP, sent 4618, received 4834

Server : false

Headers: learn SVC:

Local Ip : N/A

Subnet Mask : 0.0.0.0

Remote Ip : N/A

Remote DNS : N/A

Give DNSto Client : true

Give DNSto Relay : true

Create Route : true

Specific Route : false

Route Mask : 0.0.0.0

Dialout Username : qwestcomm32@qwest.net

Dialout Password : SLtrng32

Dialout Auth : chap

Dialin Auth : none

Lcp Max Configure : 10

Lcp Max Failure : 5

Lcp Max Terminate : 2

Lcp Echo Every : 30

Port : wan_port

Rx Vpi : N/A

Rx Vci : 32

Class : UBR

Burst Tolerance : N/A

Sustainable Cell Rate : N/A

MBS : N/A

MCR : N/A

By this we can see that qwestcomm32@qwest.net is the username that's programmed in and the password. but if the modem isn't programmed yet it will probably be blank (I don't know for sure about that one; I'm assuming.)

To set the ppp username we use this command, remember the transport ID can be either the number or the name, I used the number in this example:

--> pppoa set transport 1 username qwestcomm45@qwest.net

same thing for the password

--> pppoa set transport 1 password SLtrng45

You should get a reply back from the dhcp server:

dhcpserver: Reset request acknowledged. Reset imminent.

No reset or powercycle on the modem is required, it's now programmed.

Takes a couple minutes to hit the gateway but they should be able to browse after this...(in theory).


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