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4 Hacking and Tweaking

There is an easy way of accessing the Alcatel SpeedTouch Home/Pro modem from behind a router. Once configured, there is no need to swap cables, lose your connection just to check your config or line stats. One drawback, it takes up two ports on your router. But you can add an inexpensive 5 port switch/hub to fix this, if you wish.

1. Connect your Alcatel STH/Pro directly to your NIC.
2. You then need to log into the Alcatel STH/Pro and change its routing table. Set your NIC to the following:

Subnet Mask:
Gateway: blank
DNS: blank

3. Open your web browser, and point it to »

4. The Alcatel STH/Pro web interface should appear. Follow the steps in the screenshot below.

* NOTE: this is a set up for a typical Linksys router, which uses 192.168.1.x IP's. If your router uses 192.168.0.x IP's or something else, just set it up accordingly.

5. Plug your computer back to the router and change your NIC properties back to Obtain IP/DNS Automatically, or a static IP if you had one set before.

Now the cabling setup.

1. Connect the Alcatel STH/Pro to the UPLINK port of your router via a straight-thru ethernet cable. If your router does not have an uplink port, it may auto-detect the cable, in which case you should plug it into any available port. Make sure you get a LINK light to verify the connection.

2. Plug in a straight-thru ethernet cable from any available router LAN port, directly to the router's WAN port. Make sure you get a LINK light to verify the connection.

And that's it! You can access your modem's web interface by entering » and also thru Telnet & AlcaTool. You are still able to access your router's web interface as well, at the same time. No more cable swapping, and reconfiguring your NIC!

Also refer to this thread for more information.

by HiVolt See Profile edited by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2005-08-25 21:20:32

WARNING: The following link(s) are presented for information only. Neither the owner of this FAQ or Broadbandreports.com will be held responsible for any damage you might cause using the information in these links, and you proceed entirely at your own risk.

(Note from FAQ author: I tried this procedure, and it did not work for me. Your results may vary.)


by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2004-06-05 14:34:58

First, you must configure your TCP/IP connection to use your modem as the default gateway. The procedure for this varies slightly depending on the operating system you are using, but the settings you will need to use are as follows:

IP Address (of your machine):
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
IMPORTANT: make note of the current settings before you change them because you will need to change them back in order to connect to the Internet again.

Once you have done that, you may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. Then you can type in your web browser to access the modem configuration pages.

Note that you will not be able to connect to the Internet using your modem while doing this, so it is a good idea to have any material you need either printed out or saved to your computer since you will not be able to consult resources on the internet for assistance.

by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2003-06-16 14:49:44

Get it here

Please note that the Alcatool software is not an Alcatel product, and use of it is at your own risk.

Note that Alcatool will NOT work with Speedtouch USB modems.

by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2011-12-21 21:48:09

You should first configure your computer to use the IP address, subnet mask and no gateway or DNS. Then start Alcatool, enter the address with no password and click connect.

by MacGyver See Profile

This website will generate the password for you based on the modem MAC address.

by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2009-01-06 15:30:20


by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2011-12-21 21:46:47