Clearing the password for Aztech DSL1015EW

Instead of the instructions below, you can use H3ll0t3ch when prompted for the Admin Password.

  1. Go to (or whatever address you have changed it to)
  2. Click Device Administration
  3. Click Backup
  4. Save the backupsettings.conf file into a directory of your choice
  5. Open backupsettings.conf and look for "<AdminPassword>SDNsbDB0M2NoAA==</AdminPassword>"
  6. Change  SDNsbDB0M2NoAA==  to AA== and save the file.
  7. In the Device Administration page, click on Update, then Choose File, and select the updated backupsettings.conf and click Update.
  8. Follow on-screen instructions.

This will reset the Aztech DSL1015EW password, so that you can access and change whatever you want.

If you need the guide to DSL1015EW, you can find it at:

The above instructions apply for:

Model: DSL1015EW(S)
Firmware Version: 235.6.1-008
Software Version: V4.04L.01
Published Mon, 9 Jan 2012 @ 6:04 PM by chuacw

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# Getting access to Aztech DSL1015EW console

To get access to the Aztech DSL1015EW(S) console, you need to have a SSH client, for example, putty

# re: Clearing the password for Aztech DSL1015EW

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:35 PM by UCAV

I tried your method and it didn't work. Either something I missed or the new firmware doesn't take a blank password field.

Anyway, I did something based on your method but instead of a blank string for the password, I used the string from my singnet ID (also inside the XML config script).  I substituted the string for the AdminPassword and it worked like charm.  You see, singtel is stupid enough to provide us with the default password to the SingNet ID and the conf file has the encrypted/hashed string.

# re: Clearing the password for Aztech DSL1015EW

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 5:05 PM by saminadane

after i follow your steps it working fine. i will ask one more question can i use this modem India.if need to do any change of setting pls give suggestion.

# re: Clearing the password for Aztech DSL1015EW

Sunday, May 17, 2015 7:03 AM by freeforall tousez

that is just base64, you can just decode it instead of clearing it

`SDNsbDB0M2NoAA==` > H3ll0t3ch