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Apr
03

How to guide: Change the password on the Dreambox receiver.

A guide on how to change the passwords on the Dreambox series satellite receivers this is very important if the box is connected to any kind of network (internet, internal lan, card sharing etc.) as ALL Dreamboxs carry the same default combination of username & passwords from the factory, so anyone if they know the correct IP/DNS information can gain access to the box and maybe use it as a stepping stone to do other things to your network.

dreambox-dm500s sky cardsharing cs card share plug and play satellite receiver package all channelsSeem’s like many users never change their password, and are using the standard combination, which is the same for every single Dreambox.

This way, we compromise our own AND sharing friends security, since ANYONE can acces and mess around with the Dreambox by knowing the DNS adress!

So please CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD FROM THE DREAMBOX!!!

It can be done in 2 ways:

1. Using the “puttytel” proggy, which can be obtained here: CLICK HERE

2. Doing it manually with a telnet session:

-Choose “Start” and “Run” in Windows, then enter “telnet your.dyndns.adress”
-Logon with your username and password (username is always “root”, password is “dreambox” from standard)
-Enter “passwd” in the session
-Enter your new password twice

Password has to be min. 5 and max. 8 letters long, and can consist of UPPERCASE/lowercase letters and numbers!

!!!PLEASE DO THIS NOW, IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE IT ALREADY!!!

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