Let’s say you want to make configuration changes to your PLDT router. But you forgot your router’s admin password. Or maybe it was someone else who set up the router before and the person is not around anymore. For those reasons, you can not log in to the router’s web admin page. You can solve this problem with a simple procedure: reset the PLDT router to its factory defaults.
If anyone has changed any of the router’s default configuration, then, the default password has also been changed. This is because the first time that a user logs into the router’s web admin interface, the router requires the user to immediately change the default password.
Therefore, if you do not know the currently set admin password of the router, the only way to access the configuration of the router is to do a hardware reset.
Hardware reset to reset PLDT router to defaults
To reset the PLDT router to its defaults, press the reset switch at the back of the router for about 10 seconds. Use a small pointed tool like a paper clip to depress the reset switch is accessible via a small hole at the back of the router. Wait for the router’s lights to turn off before releasing the switch.
After a reboot following a hardware reset, the router reverts to its default configuration.
Default “admin” account
The “admin” account will let you change the SSID names of the wireless LAN and other WLAN related settings.
IP Address: 192.168.1.1 Username: admin Password: 1234
Default “adminpldt” account
The “adminpldt” account is the more powerful admin account with full access to most of the router’s setting options. The “adminpldt” account has to be enabled first by logging on as “fiberhomesuperadmin”.
IP Address: 192.168.1.1/fh Username: adminpldt Password: z6dUABtl270qRxt7a2uGTiw
Default “fiberhomesuperadmin” account
The “fiberhomesuperadmin” is the account used for enabling the “adminpldt” account mentioned above.
IP Address: 192.168.1.1/fh Username: f~i!b@e#r$h%o^m*esuperadmin Password: s(f)u_h+g|u
The hardware reset also changes the SSID names of the wireless LAN to its default names and passwords, as stamped at the back of the router.
Summary on How to Reset PLDT Router to Defaults
To reset a PLDT router to its factory default setting, press the reset switch at the back of the router. After the router reboot, the router’s “admin” account and “adminpldt” account revert to their original passwords. You can use the “admin” account to change the wireless LAN settings. Also, you can use the “adminpldt” account to make configuration changes not available in the “admin” account.