Bridging the UBee DDW3611 Without Permission

So if you read my previous bitching session about Time Warner and their UBEE DDW3611, you know that I have bridged the modem and disabled the wireless. And if you are reading this, it is because you want to know how to do the same. Well, tough... send money to my PayPal account and I will tell you! ...Just kidding obviously... (but feel free to give me money anyway).

So the first thing I did was hit Google to find the default user name and password for the UBEE DDW3611. That was, of course, extremely easy to find. It is user/user by the way. Unfortunately, this account is a limited user account, there appears to be another account somewhere with escalated "privileges". In this case, "privileges" simply means they can see links that the regular user account cannot. Out of sight out of mind, right?

The next step, since the default account didn't work, was to factory reset the modem with the button on the back. Just hold it in for about 10 seconds (until you see the lights flash). Once it boots back up, you should be able to log in with the "user" account.

Once logged in, the first thing I did was disable the wireless; this should be self explanatory so I won't go into detail... ask if you need it.

So you are probably looking around now and wondering where the hell the bridging option is, right? So was I! You can stop looking, it isn't there. However, like I mentioned earlier, the only difference between the user account and the admin account is apparently that the user account has some nav links hidden from view. I like to think that UBEE simply "forgot" to put them there for the average user ;-)

So the obvious solution here is to go to the links manually by typing them in the address bar. No, i didn't type template names all night until I found it, I found a screenshot of the Bridging UI online somewhere and the URL was in the screenshot. When I went there, it worked fine. That template is directly off the root and is named 'TlModeChange.asp'.

So, if you just reset to factory defaults as mentioned, you can open a browser and go to: http://192.168.1.1/ and log in with user/user. (be sure to change the username and password under the Tools section).

Once logged in, change the URL to: http://192.168.1.1/TlModeChange.asp

This should load up the "Operation Mode" section. (notice the "Operation Mode" link appears in the nav on this page... solid web development right there... heh). You will see 4 options for the operational mode; the first option will, of course, be "Bridge Mode". Change to that option and hit apply.

Once you make this change, you will no longer be able to get back into the modem with 192.168.1.1; The IP will change to 192.168.100.1. Once bridged, all of the Gateway options are no longer available. The wireless option will be available but I believe it is only for connecting to the interface.

So now the modem is bridged. You can plug your own router into the modem now and you should be able to get it a public Ip address and put things back to the way they should be! Note that it took a long time before I could get my router to get an IP address. I've done this twice now and both times, I ended up having to unplug the modem and the router. Then I plugged in the modem, let it boot, then plugged in the router and let it boot. I connected (wired) to my router and it finally worked. Before the reboot bonanza, I could not get an IP to the router.

Just for the record, I am using the WRT610N with the latest version of DDWRT installed. When i said I had bridged twice, it was to prove it worked with a factory default WRT610N and then a DDWRT flashed WRT610N.

If you have any questions, let me know. Also, if you have the default admin password for the UBEE DDW3611, I'd love to know what it is. Of course, I am only assuming it exists since there are features on the modem that aren't available to the user/user account.

Good luck!

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Just a couple of updates for those not finding them int he comments.


An anonymous user managed to find the master account credentials for the UBEE DDW3611 and forward it my way. I have confirmed that it does indeed work:

The username will be the last 8 characters of your modem's Mac address. For instance, if your MAC is DE:AD:BE:EF:00:01, then the username will be BEEF0001.

The password will be c0nf1gur3m3.

The notice of the info came with a warning... if you change your master password and your ISP discovers that they can no longer log into it, they may disconnect you until they can replace your modem.

Unfortunately, the keyboard cowboy didn't say what ISP he/she was on.

Other than the Operation Mode (where the bridging is done, I'm not seeing anything else of any significant importance while logged in with the master account.

Thank you anonymous :-)


Also, note that once you bride the modem, the internal IP address will change and to get back to the login screen, you will need to use the NEW IP address: http://192.168.100.1

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