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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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@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.



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

I've tried 192.168.100.1 during Gateway Mode on my Hitron Coda 4582, but it doesn't go to the modem login page.

only 192.168.0.1 will direct it to the page.

 

Am I missing some settings?

 

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Darwin

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

@dars 

 

With firmware version 7.x loaded:

 

192.168.0.1 works when the modem is in Gateway mode

192.168.100.1 works when the modem is in Bridge mode.  Normally you can access the modem thru the connected router.  Sometimes the user has to define a router path in order to access the upstream modem.  That's pretty rare but it does happen depending on the router in use. 

 

If you attempt to access the login page, and the modem doesn't respond, pull the power from the modem, wait 10 to 15 seconds and plug it back in, which forces a modem restart.  Most likely you have version 7.x loaded as seen by the Software (firmware) version seen on the STATUS page.  That page is displayed automatically when you log into the modem.  With version 7.x loaded, the modem login page becomes unresponsive after a few days or weeks.  So, for the time being, pulling the power from the modem appears to be the workaround to the problem.  



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

Thanks. I'll try that.  Version is 7.1.1.33

I don't have the Mesh Router connected yet, but I want to make sure I can change it back to Gateway mode, which is why I checked 192.168.100.1

 

Thanks a lot for the info.

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

To kick the modem into Bridge mode, log into the modem using 192.168.0.1, navigate to the BASIC .... GATEWAY FUNCTION and disable the Residential Gateway Function.  Save the changes to initiate the reboot into Bridge mode. 

 

To kick the modem back into Gateway mode, thru the connected router, log into the modem using 192.168.100.1, navigate to the BASIC .... GATEWAY FUNCTION and enable the Residential Gateway Function.  Save the changes to initiate the reboot back into Gateway mode.  

 

Keep in mind the non-response issue with version 7.x loaded.  Pull the power, wait 10 to 15 seconds and plug it back in.  After the restart the modem should behave as indicated just above. 

 

With the modem in Bridge mode, if you log into the modem and kick it back into Gateway mode by reenabling the Residential Gateway Function, the modem will reboot into Gateway mode with its previous settings intact.  

 

If for any reason, you can't get the modem back into Gateway mode, then you can always force a change by running a factory reset.  In this case, depress the recessed reset button at the back of the modem for 30 seconds and release it.  The modem will reboot back into Gateway mode after a factory reset.  The unfortunate part here is that you will have to reset any parameters that you are interested in changing.  If the intention is to return back to Bridge mode, then you only have to specify the modem's wifi network name and passphrase, where the passphrase is also the modem's password.  Keep in mind that you can change the modem's password to something else in order to differentiate it from the wifi passphrase.  Navigate to ADMIN .... Management to change the modem's password.  Beyond that, its just a matter of disabling the Residential Gateway Function once again and saving the change to return to Bridge mode.