amper-homestationModem-router provided by Movistar. It’s a basic ADSL-modem with 3G-option and a possibility to share an external hard drive or a printer in your local network.

Unfortunately it seems there is a vulnerability in this device.

Movistar has few manuals in English on their website:

How to access the modem

There are actually two ways to access this router:

The first one with a basic interface which is quite limited and can be used for example to change the wireless configuration.

  1. Attach an Ethernet cable from one of the numbered Ethernet ports on the router to the Ethernet port on your computer.
  2. Open your Internet browser and enter “http://192.168.1.1” in the address bar. Press “Enter.”

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On the left side you’ll see a Internet-figure glowing green when the connection established. If it’s red the connection is not established.

To modify Wifi security and password click the Wifi-figure and enter the password (1234).

You will be able to change your wireless network name (Nombre)

  • Security (Nivel) should be at least WPA (preferably WPA2). DO NOT use WEP!
  • Password (Clave) is password for the wireless network. It should have at least 8 letters or numbers combined.
  • When finished making changes click “Aceptar”.

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The other method gives you more possibilities to change the configuration.

  1. Attach an Ethernet cable from one of the numbered Ethernet ports on the router to the Ethernet port on your computer.
  2. Open your Internet browser and enter “http://192.168.1.1:8000” in the address bar. Press “Enter.”
  3. Enter the user name and password for the router. If you haven’t changed these settings previously username is: 1234 and password is: 1234.

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Internet setup (if another provider than Movistar)

If you have a Movistar connection there’s no need to do any modifications because the Movistar configuration is already preinstalled.

You can use the Setup Wizard to setup your internet connection or the manual configuration

Setup -> Internet Setup

Configuration depends of your internet provider and you must have the necessary information to be able to use this modem. (More help here: Configuration data of Spanish broadband providers)

What you need to know is:

  • Modulation mode of ADSL (usually automatic)
  • VPI/VCI
  • Connection protocol (Dynamic IP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPPoA)
  • Encapsulation (VC-MUX, LLC)
  • Username and password (usually only within PPPoE and PPPoA connections)

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Wireless Network Setup

Advanced -> Wireless Setup
and then Manual Wireless Connection Setup on bottom of the screen.

If you want to change your wireless network name (SSID) then you have go through the setup wizard. Although I feel it’s easier to make the necessary modifications through the manual setup.

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  • Security should be at least WPA (preferably WPA2). DO NOT use WEP!
  • WPA-TYPE should be PSK string (if not selected).
  • PSK String is your password for the wireless network. It should have at least 8 letters or numbers combined.

I suggest you disable the WPS (Wifi Protected Setup) but it’s up to you. Some devices use PIN-number instead of the password to connect.

Change the default password

You should also change the default password to prevent anyone else accessing your modem.

Maintenance -> Administration

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 Remote access

Maintenance -> Administration

This device makes it possible for Movistar technicians access it remotely and re-configure it if you’re having troubles with your connection. If you disable this possibility it is likely that they are not able to help you but you can always reset the device or enable the remote connection.

If you’re sharing an external hard drive on your local network I suggest you disable access to it from outside your local network (Samba -> disable).

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Status

This page tells you if the connection is working and your connection IP-addresses (blurred). You can also see if your USB-device is connected and working.

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Statistics

Status -> Statistics

On this page you can see various statistics about your ADSL-line, for example how fast your connection is (Downstream).

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Sharing your external hard drive on local network

Just plug a hard drive or an USB-memory to USB-port behind the device. Name the device so that you recognise it later on and Workgroup-name your computers are using. Usually this is WORKGROUP if you are using Windows as an operating system.

Advanced -> Network Tools -> Samba

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You should be able to see and access the external device through your Network. There’s also a Homestation added and it is possible to access the external device similar way.

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Reboot

This modem needs to be rebooted every time the configuration is changed and modem reboot can be done through

Maintenance -> System settings

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Just click the Reboot-button and the device starts itself in a minute.

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