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Hitron 4582 - exit bridge mode without factory reset?

Hello,

 

I'm looking at trying out bridge mode on my Hitron 4582, and of course want to be sure I can get back to my regular set up.  I know how to get into bridge mode.  And I've read that to get out of it just press and hold the reset button, which will do a full factory reset.

 

But is this the only way?  Since I'm playing with setting up some other devices, I expect to need to be in and out of bridge mode several, maybe many, times - probably over several days as I can't lock up the whole home's internet too long while I fiddle - and each time I'm going to have to re-input all my set-up configurations and usernames & passwords?

 

Sure would b great if someone knew how to avoid this.

 

Thank you.

 

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Re: Hitron 4582 - exit bridge mode without factory reset?

@able_charly thats very easy to do. 

 

Typically you use 192.168.0.1 to log into the modem when its in Gateway mode.  That IP address will only work when the modem is in Gateway mode.

 

192.168.100.1 will work for either mode, Gateway or Bridge mode.  When the modem is in Bridge mode with a router behind it, or with a straight connection to the modem, you can use 192.168.100.1 to access the modem's login page.  Note that when the modem is in Bridge mode, you can only use 192.168.100.1 to access the modem's login page.

 

Some users have had to create a rule in their firewall to permit 192.168.100.1 to pass thru their router, but, that's a small group of users.  Normally that address works thru the router to the modem without any problem.

 

When you log into the modem (in Bridge mode) you simply have to reenable the Residential Gateway Function which is located in BASIC .... GATEWAY FUNCTION.  Save the setting and the modem will reboot back into Gateway modem with its previous settings intact.  This is much simpler than running a Factory Reset where you have to set the modem up again, unless of course you save the settings and simply reload them, followed by a reboot. That reduces the pain when it comes to running a Factory Reset, but, logging into the modem and changing the Residential Gateway Function is much simpler.



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Re: Hitron 4582 - exit bridge mode without factory reset?

@able_charly thats very easy to do. 

 

Typically you use 192.168.0.1 to log into the modem when its in Gateway mode.  That IP address will only work when the modem is in Gateway mode.

 

192.168.100.1 will work for either mode, Gateway or Bridge mode.  When the modem is in Bridge mode with a router behind it, or with a straight connection to the modem, you can use 192.168.100.1 to access the modem's login page.  Note that when the modem is in Bridge mode, you can only use 192.168.100.1 to access the modem's login page.

 

Some users have had to create a rule in their firewall to permit 192.168.100.1 to pass thru their router, but, that's a small group of users.  Normally that address works thru the router to the modem without any problem.

 

When you log into the modem (in Bridge mode) you simply have to reenable the Residential Gateway Function which is located in BASIC .... GATEWAY FUNCTION.  Save the setting and the modem will reboot back into Gateway modem with its previous settings intact.  This is much simpler than running a Factory Reset where you have to set the modem up again, unless of course you save the settings and simply reload them, followed by a reboot. That reduces the pain when it comes to running a Factory Reset, but, logging into the modem and changing the Residential Gateway Function is much simpler.



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Re: Hitron 4582 - exit bridge mode without factory reset?

Thank you - that's very clear and concise.  

 

I set a different IP for the unit, just to be interesting.  But with it still in Gateway mode, 92.168.100.1 did take me to the login page and I was able to login using the usual credentials.  I notice that everything looks exactly the same - including all the router functions, but maybe that will change when it's in Bridge mode.

 

Yes, I had found the configuration file save function in the meantime, definitely a time saver.  But this is much much better.  Thanks again.

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Re: Hitron 4582 - exit bridge mode without factory reset?

@able_charly the top UI menu is reduced to the STATUS, BASIC, and ADMIN sections when the modem is in Bridge mode.  As the modem doesn't run any firewall, routing, or security functions, all of those sections are not available in Bridge mode.  

 

***  Note that when the modem is in Bridge mode, you can only use 192.168.100.1 to access the modem's login page.