Qwest Q1000 Firmware

The.48 code is a test code that never should have gone public. Use it if you like, but it's full of bugs. A 1kbps difference in xDSL rate can be attributable to such a wide range of situational aspects that one shouldn't lose even a millisecond of sleep over it. Even several hundred Kbps can be entirely dependent on the line conditions during train up. Try training the modem at different times of the day and see how it behaves.

And I would assume if you are interested in getting the best out of your line you are skipping the spider web of bridge taps that make up typical house wiring. By default there is no Admin login requirement on any of these code versions. It is available for user definition. And I beg to differ on the Admin login functionality. Due to Broadcom, there is no going back from this code using conventional upgrade/downgrade procedures (aka GUI). There is another way though. But I, for one, will not be sharing it with the general public.

By default there is no Admin login requirement on any of these code versions. It is available for user definition.You are correct, there is no Admin login requirement. However, the problem occurs after you install a password. Once you've accessed the interface, you do not need to enter either your password or login, either with the original browser you used or with any other browser on your computer. However, on the Administator Password page it states explicitly this shouldn't be happening: '.After creating a username and password, you will need to enter them every time you access the modems firmware GUI.' Paul, MN and assimilated Qwest customer.

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I'm really peeved, CenturyLink pushed the latest firmware upgrade remotely into my Q1000 on the 8th or 9th of November. I own the modem and am not renting. No permission or notification, the update left the modem unsecured so anyone on my internal network had access to the Q1000 unit. I had other previous configurations setup to prevent access to other security and content related sites and those configurations were no longer valid after the firmware upgrade. So this is a heads up to others, beware and prepare.

One thing I noticed is there is a decrease in download/upload speed, where the modem trained in. It also seems the memory footprint of the upgrade has consumed way more memory on the Q1000 and I don't know if there will be some unknown impact from that. Right now, the update has consumed%75 of available memory.

I would be curious with comments on the legality of uploading software into your personal equipment without permission or notification if it would not impact the current CenturyLink infrastructure. What if CenturyLink botched the update. I would have broken equipment. Would CenturyLink admit to it?

I think not, no, I would have probably had to purchase a new modem. Ethically, at least a notification so network admins could understand the changes they made to the router and how it may impact security and functionality to their customers equipment. Yes, I'm really angry.

Seems CenturyLink is living up to its reputation. I'm questioning whether or not I should file a complaint with various government agencies that pertain to this subject. They never pushed an update to my Q1000, I had to do it myself. Maybe you need to have remote administration disabled? Also, it doesn't change the speed but it does enable some features that allow better monitoring. It's now able to report values for upstream and downstream attenuation and a number of other errors such as near end CRC errors where it just said zero or N/A before.

If you have a marginal condition it could result in slower speed when it retrains do to better reporting of line conditions but I don't have any errors and not much attenuation so my speed never changed. Thanks ArizonaSteve, yes, I surveyed the new menu layout and as far as in the last revision of the firmware something L34, I had all remote administration off unless Qwest/CenturyLink had a backdoor I wasn't privy to.

It really pi-es me off on what they did, I own the equipment and they push a unsolicited software upgrade that left the unit vulnerable to unauthorized access by members of my internal network. I was given no notice nor did I give explicit authorization to hijack and hack. Its like taking over somebodies telephone or fax machine and reprogramming the device functionality without your authorization or knowledge. I'm fortunate there wasn't a malfunction during the pushed upgrade otherwise I might have had a bricked modem/router. The last time I had a network outage greater than 8 hours which happen after the Qwest acquisition CL came back online and connected me with a 5mbit service.

I noticed but didn't say anything. I had perfect service until that outage. CL was going to let me ride with the 5mbit service while I had the 7mbit package. I squawked foul, called them on it after trying to explain my situation with a English challenged speaker and just like magic, I was back to were I supposed to be. The sad thing is, I think, CL was going to continue giving me the slower speed while I was paying for the higher speed. So I suggest to everyone, check your modems and see if you are getting what you pay for unless another upgrade comes along so you can't check. I hate being cynical but I call it as I perceive it.

Backdoor is likely there. Even if you disable remote administration, the Q1000 with Qwest badge still answers on SSH from the internet (fun if you want to port-forward SSH to an internal server). If you get into the BusyBox shell ('sh' after logging in locally via SSH), you'll find a 'support' ID in /etc/passwd along with 'admin'.

Other postings indicate similar Actiontec hardware with a Verizon badge has a high TCP port left open for remote administration. In Portland, OR, firmware QAQ002-31.20L.4 showed up recently. There are many new or changed menus in the Advanced Setup section, particular in preparation for IPv6. Warning if you muck around. I found on the earlier firmware that some un-enabled menus are available if you muck through the HTML directory listing and try loading them in your browser. If you actually try loading some of them, you can give your Q1000 amnesia - a pin reset was required to re-establish service, not just a power-cycle.

My owned (not rented) Q1000 was also 'upgraded' recently without my knowledge, using a backdoor around my password. I only found out because my SMTP send stopped working. Turned out somehow CL disabled port 465 (which support denies (my workaround is 2525 until they block that)), and replaced my secondary OpenDNS server with their own. My Slingbox had also stopped working, a simple reboot fixed that.

Now many of the firewall port config options are greyed out. Do they really think that all users keep their default settings and that they can make these upgrades 'transparent'. Or would they prefer that knowledgeable Internet users simply take their business elsewhere.

It appears as though CenturyLink also forcefully upgraded my firmware as well. What's worse is that even though the /main.html page is still there, it's completely broken. A lot of the links give me 404 errors, my dynamic DNS configuration is no longer working, and that page is also giving me a 404. Nepali mp3 download sitemap.

So, not only did CenturyLink force an update on my modem, it appears as though they also did a crappy partial upgrade or something and broke the firmware at the same time. Finally, when I tried to download the latest firmware to reflash it to see if that would fix the problem - the download link doesn't work anymore (»).

I can't even download the latest firmware and manually flash my modem now to fix it This is a really crappy situation CenturyLink! Said by: What I do is bridge my modem they can't touch it if its a 'dummy modem' and I use my cisco router to manage dhcp and ppoe auth. Don't assume that when the modem is in transparent bridging mode that they still don't have a backdoor. Note that on the local side of the modem you can still log in and check status etc.

Qwest q1000 firmware

While in transparent bridging mode. There's nothing preventing a backdoor on the wan side even while in transparent bridging mode, although it would be additional work for little payback (on their part, since probably a fairly low percentage of their customers use transparent bridging mode).

However, one advantage of your setup (which is similar to mine) is that even if CL screws up and does something to weaken security (in the unlikely scenario where they do have a backdoor that works for modems in transparent bridging mode) you still have your router/firewall which is not under CL control blocking access to your internal network.

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