Advanced configuration with SpeedTouch 780

I needed to do some more advanced configurations with my SpeedTouch 780, enable SNMP, change DNS servers and  manage routes; which isn’t possible through the Web page, that’s when I started to think if there was another way to manage the device and there is one, a good old telnet session to the router with the default user of Administrator(with capital A), no password (just press enter) and you’re there. Now to help with your way around you might wan’t to look to the CLI reference manual (download from Thompson partners) and then start messing with it.

Enable SNMP

Shall we start with SNMP first then. There are four distinct different things that you will need to do before SNMP is available from the WAN interface. Set the system information, enable the SNMP_AGENT and assign it to an interface, finaly set the SNMP community name.
_{Administrator}=> :snmp config sysContact="ET phone home" sysName="don't call me names please" sysLocation="here can't you see me?"
_{Administrator}=> :service system modify name SNMP_AGENT state=enabled
_{Administrator}=> :service system ifadd name=SNMP_AGENT group=wan
_{Administrator}=> :snmp community add securityname=ROCommunity communityname=public_change_me
_{Administrator}=> :snmp community add securityname=RWCommunity communityname=private_change_me

Don’t forget to change the value of the communityname.

Change DNS servers

Change the DNS servers to other than the ones assigned from your ISP. This might sound a bit ridiculous but I prefer to use OpenDNS, to the ones provided by my ISP; their free package provide statistics, domain filtering among other features.

_{Administrator}=> :dns server route flush
_{Administrator}=> :dns server route add dns=208.67.222.222 metric=1 intf=RoutedEthoA
_{Administrator}=> :dns server route add dns=208.67.220.220 metric=1 intf=RoutedEthoA
_{Administrator}=> :dns server route list

Add routes

At last but not the least adding routes, in my case I have a ASA5505 sitting on the same network but I wan’t traffic for some networks (let’s say 192.168.55.0/24 and 10.0.11.0/24) to be sent to the ASA so it gets sent over a IPSEC VPN to a client network
_{Administrator}=> :ip rtadd dst=192.168.55.0/24 gateway=192.168.1.1
_{Administrator}=> :ip rtadd dst=10.0.11.0/24 gateway=192.168.1.1

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