In order to make use of port-forwarding and other useful router features, you will most likely need administrator access to your Ooredoo Home Gateway. For this, you will need the Ooredoo default admin credentials. I am planning to publish a few tutorials in the near future to explain port-forwarding and other functions which will require you to know how to gain admin access.
There are usually two administrator tiers in routers, admins and super admins. Super admins have access to the router’s configuration files and other settings that the ISP may not want you to access. Tinkering with a super admin account can result in problems if you don’t know what you’re doing. Most people will be happy with admin access instead.
The Ooredoo default admin account is always set to the same credentials, so this article should apply regardless of your gateway version.
Administrator Privileges: Ooredoo Default Admin Password:
You’ll first need to find the IP address of the gateway. On the EchoLife HG8247 Huwaei device used by Ooredoo, this is usually set
Open your favorite web browser and type the address there: http://192.168.100.1
You will be presented with a login page that looks like this:
If you’ve never changed these before, input the following default administrator account details:
- Username: admin
- Password: admin
If those do not work, your admin account details were most likely changed at some point. The only way to restore them to default is to perform a router reset. Push the small reset pin on the back of the router for a few seconds until it reboots and re-do the procedure above. Using the Ooredoo default admin passwords above should now work.
You will now have access as shown below:
Super Admin Privileges:
Unfortunately, as of late 2018 – Ooredoo pushed a silent update to all Ooredoo gateways that altered the default super admin account details. I am not aware of any leaks at the moment. I’ll keep an eye out and edit this post if the new details are discovered.
That’s all! You should now have administrator access to your gateway. I’ll be publishing useful tutorials soon about what you can do in there – so keep an eye out! Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below and I’ll try my best to reply as soon as I can.
Now that you know how to access the gateway, how about protecting yourself from Ooredoo’s snooping eyes? Avoid ISP surveillance and content blocks by using an OpenVPN proxy!