Enable Admin Account on PLDT Fibr Router AN5506-04

Introduction

PLDT Home Fibr’s router AN5506-04 uses two different administrative accounts for setting the router’s configurations, the “admin” account and the “adminpldt” account. This post includes information on how to enable the admin account of PLDT Home Fibr router AN5066-04.

The “admin” account is not actually an admin account in the real sense of the word (other routers would call it a “user” account), in the sense that the only configuration changes that you can make, besides changing the current password, are changing the SSID and other related parameters of the wireless LAN, such as security mode and passphrase. The account is too limited in scope. As a matter of fact, you cannot change the IP address of the router nor you can disable the DHCP server, things you need to do if you will use the router on an existing LAN infrastructure.

The “adminpldt” account is the real admin account. It gives you full access to virtually all of the router’s configuration settings, including settings that could possibly break the router. This is the reason why the “adminpldt” account is disabled by default.

Factory Defaults

The router is set to factory defaults by pressing down the reset switch at the back of the router. After a successful factory reset, the router’s administration page (“admin” account) is accessible at IP address 192.168.1.1.

IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Default Username: admin
Default Password: 1234

The default wireless LAN SSID’s and their corresponding default passwords are stamped at the back of the router.

Default SSID (2.4Ghz): PLDTHOMEFIBR3b228
Default WLAN Passphrase (2.4Ghz): PLDTWIFIs5CFe
Default SSID (5Ghz): PLDTHOMEFIBR5G3b228
Default WLAN Passphrase: PLDTWIFIs5CFe
Login Screen for the “admin” account
The “admin” account requires you to change the login password and the WLAN SSID names and passphrases on initial login

Below is the “admin” account showing the available settings.

How to Enable the Admin Account on PLDT Home Fibr

Step 1 – Login as SuperAdmin

The real admin account that gives you access to all the configurations available on the router is the “adminpldt” account. The problem is, by default, the webpage for the account is disabled. To make things worse, PLDT keeps on changing the admin password for this account.

To enable the “adminpldt” webpage, first, you have to login to a different webpage, not the usual 192.168.1.1. The location is https://192.168.1.1/fh.

Username: f~i!b@e#r$h%o^m*esuperadmin
Password: s(f)u_h+g|u
login screen for entering the super admin account, a prerequisite to enabling admin account on pldt home fibr router

Step 2 – Enable Web Admin Switch

Enable “Web Admin Switch” and click the “Apply” button. Then click “Logout”

Step 3 – Login with the “adminpldt” Account

Username: adminpldt
Password: z6dUABtl270qRxt7a2uGTiw
The Web Admin interface showing more menu options indicating that we enabled the admin account on PLDT Home Fibr router

UPDATE: As of 09 October 2019, the SuperAdmin username and password has been changed. Also, the “adminpldt” account’s password is already new.

SuperAdmin Account
Username: f~i!b@e#r$h%o^m*esuperadmin
Password: s(f)u_h+g|u
adminpldt Account
Username: adminpldt
Password: z6dUABtl270qRxt7a2uGTiw

If the password for “adminpldt” account changes again, there is a way to hack the password – please seeĀ  How to Hack Default Password of PLDT Router AN5506-04

For more info on PLDT Home Fibr, seeĀ https://pldthome.com/fibr

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