TalkTalk Router

Change your TalkTalk router!!!


I’ve never liked the supplied TalkTalk router. Seemed more of a plaything than a serious broadband router. Plus I never trust anything that I can’t log into to change the password and examine the settings.


  • Username: this will be your telephone number followed by – for example,
  • Password: enter your broadband password here. See Check your broadband password if you don’t know it.
  • VPI: 0
  • VCI: 38
  • MTU: 1432
  • DNS settings: Set as automatic (or similar)
  • Encapsulation: PPP over ATM (PPPoA) using VC-MUX
  • Modulation Type: Auto

Hacking the router

See Hacking the TalkTalk HUAWEI HG523a Router, and part 2.

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