Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Airtel 220BX router forgot password

If you are reading this, you like me belong to the forky lot, who just cant rest without forking around in something unitl its messed up. Why do we do it, "thats how we learn!!!" right?
So, you know that blackbox in your home is not some magic but a Beetel DSL router, whose default username is admin and password is password
But that was default, the moment you you got to know of it, you had to change it. So you did, and couple of boring office days later you decided to access the router again, but alas you had forgotten that password, that secret known only to you 6 letter phrase.
Although your internet still works but this being denied access to a box sitting right in front of you, no I cant take it.
So what do you do?
Warning: This might lead to your internet not working for sometime, till you configure it right.

  1. Get your username and password: For most people your ADSL router works using PPPoE
    , which requires a username and password. You will need this to restablish your connection to the internet. It could be
    You can confirm this by calling up the helpdesk and asking them to tell you your username, and reseting the password.

  2. Reset your router: Now make sure your router is on and then reset your router by pressing that black button hidden inside a hole at the back of your modem using a pen or some pointed thing, See screenshot below:

  3. Switch off and Switch on your router.

  4. Open Router Management Console: Now fireup your browser and access your router using
    As the router has been reset you will be able to log in using the default username: admin and the default password: password
    1. Once you have logged in Click on WAN.
      Now you might see a couple of entries here, delete them by selecting the checkboxes
      next to them and clicking on remove. Reboot the router by clicking on save/reboot.
    2. Login to the router again. Click on WAN, and click on Add to add an entry.
    3. In the ATM PVC configuration screen Enter VPI value 1 and VCI value 32
    4. Next you will see the connection type screen, select PPPoE in that screen.
    5. In the Next screen enter the PPPoE username and password.
    6. Keep default values in all subsequent screens and save this newly created entry.
    7. Reboot your router, by Switching on and Switching Off.
    8. Once up again, Login to the router again and click on the WAN.
    9. The entry you created should show status UP. This signifies you internet is back up and running.
Access your favourite website and voila, ur back again. Happy surfing!


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