Obtaining administrator access on Huawei HG8247H

My ISP upgraded my connection from VDSL to fiber and gave me new hardware to go with it – the Huawei HG8247H GPON. However, as I am already using a fully configured DDWRT-ed router for all my networking tasks, I needed to turn the Huawei into a media converter and pass the static IP to my second router – not the easiest task as it appears.

The Huawei my ISP uses comes with manufacturer firmware and blank configuration so the default logins of still work, but as soon as its WAN gets connected it grabs the configuration from the ISP and the administrator login changes.

Setting up guest wireless access on Tomato

Guest wireless access is handy when you want to separate guest devices (your friends’ phones and laptops) from your own devices connected to the main network.

To get started, you need a router capable of guest wireless (not every router can do this) already set up and running either DD-WRT or Tomato. This tutorial explains how to set up a router running Tomato that is used only as access point (WAN is disabled/unplugged).