On ASR8400, 2MB (from Billion 184.108.40.206_PcB213)
Had it set to the BT test login
After clicking on the upload image button, the router prepares itself:
Then the box appears to enter the file's location
I browsed and located the file, then I clicked on 'Upload' - the browser progressed to the 'upstatus' page.
There was a spike in the network activity, indicating the file had started uploading
Then there was just a little low level activity:
No change after 10 minutes so tried to cancel the download.
After another 5-10 minutes there was still no response and I could not login to the router.
I paper-clip reset for 20-30 seconds, then switched off for 5 minutes and then switched on. The router came back to life and
I could login again.
Still set to the BT test login
Still default password
Reset IP to 192.168.1.254, reset pool to: 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.15
Disabled & re-enabled USB connection to renew DHCP and get PC assigned new IP.
Pinged 192.168.1.254 to double check
Noticed there was still some low level network activity - dunno what from: perhaps some remnant of anti-virus or firewall? [This was probably the svchost part of Windows polling the router for UPnP data]
Changed host file.
After clicking on 'Upload', still got the constantly refreshing upstatus page access. After 25 minutes, still nothing, so time to cancel etc. Flits between upstatus and rstboot.
To recover, I paper-clip reset for 20-30 seconds, then switched off for 5
minutes and then switched on.
Maybe it's just my setup, but I haven't been able to image upload since the safecom.cn_10-07-04 firmware. I had a break and
reset the IP to 10.0.0.2.
I gave up with the image upload - Using my DLF Manager I unpacked the 220.127.116.11a_PcB300c DLF and created a batch installer. Ran it, switched off for a bit, switched on and voila!
The router IP changed to 192.168.1.254 and the username was 'admin' and the
password was 'password'. Logged in, changed the
PPP settings, reset to 10.0.0.X range, changed admin password and 'submit' and 'save & reboot'. After about a minute, I
closed the browser (since when you change the router's IP the browser cannot find the new one) then disabled/enabled the USB connection and logged in to 10.0.0.2 again.
I shall add to this page as I explore the interface, but from 1st appearances, it doesn't look that different from the Billion 18.104.22.168_PcB213 (apart from the colour scheme and altered pictures (e.g. top right).
Further testing & investigation
The full menu tree is as follows:
Some of the pages have links to further pages which do not have entries in the left hand menu.
You must remember to submit before you change pages in the router (easy to forget).
One noticeable difference to other firmwares is the presence of more details (on the ADSL status) in the system log:
Some firewall tests...
The packet filtering is similar to the policies in the Origo firmwares.
E.g. Entering 21 in the destination 'to' port, automatically puts 21 in the 'from' port (for an inbound policy)
To change this so packets from any port going to 21 are blocked, you need to enter 0 as the from port - which the router changes to '*'
Using an incoming to block all packets going to port 21 (as above) causes all network activity (on all the ports) to stop.
The URL Blocking seems to work well
See this page: URL Blocking Tests
There is also the Bridge Filtering in the firewall which is similar to the 'Access Control List' idea:
The DHCP Relay options have moved from the Misc page to the LAN Config page:
When using MSN Messenger 6.2, there are entries like this in the log:
09/03/2004 15:02:22> UPnP
Action:DeletePortMapping State:Success. TCP-port:14872 Closed!
09/03/2004 15:02:22> UPnP Action:AddPortMapping State:Success. TCP-port:14872 Opened!
Also Intel's UPnP Device Spy and Sniffer pick up UPnP options and activity (when it's enabled on the PC and Router):
The rest of the pages appear to be the same as the Billion 22.214.171.124_PcB213