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Monday, December 26, 2016

How to Login and Change Wi-Fi Password on your Huawei HG8245Q DigicelPlay

What a pickle.

So you forgot the router password to your Digicel Play Router; must be very hard for you, especially when your neighbours are playing “pass round donkey” with your router password. Remember, you can still find it by using my handy tutorial in my blog article entitled “How to find the WiFi password for your Digicel or FLOW Home Network”.

Well I have just the thing; a way to Login to your Digicel Play Router, aka the Huawei HG8245Q DigicelPlay, to change the Wi-Fi Password. This is so as to get those freeloading kids off your Wi-Fi.

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Before you begin, you might wanna make some Glow-In-The-Dark Foska Oats, Guinness Lasco Wray and Nephew Rum Ice Cream as described in my aptly title blog article entitled “How to make Glow-In-The-Dark Foska Oats, Guinness Lasco Wray and Nephew Rum Ice Cream”.

So while that’s setting in the fridge, here's how it's done.

How to login to your Huawei HG8245Q DigicelPlay – The Browser is your friend

First, make sure you are using a laptop or desktop computer that's directly connected to the Digicel Play Router. You known, the one that these guys installed for you.

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Then type the Internal IP Address of your Huawei HG8245Q DigicelPlay in the Address Bar of your web browser, be it Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.

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A dialog box appears. Enter the username as Digicel and the password as Digicel.

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In case you forgot your Huawei HG8245Q DigicelPlay login and password, try these other variations:

Huawei Usernames
Huawei Passwords
admin
3bb
admin
admin
admin
LTEcpe
admin
superonline
admin
unknown
blank
admin
digicel
digicel
homebro
homebro
none
admin
printed on router
printed on router
root
admin
telecomadmin
admintelecom
unknown
unknown
user
HuaweiUser
user
user
VF-IRhg556
VF-IRhg556
vodafone
vodafone

Alternately, you can reset your Huawei HG8245Q DigicelPlay router which will reset the login and password as well as any configuration changes that you have made. The procedure is fairly painless, really:

1.      Find the tiny reset button usually located at the back of the router.
2.      Use a paper clip to press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds
3.      Wait until the lights start out blinking and change to solid or vice versa
4.      Let go of the button as the router has been reset to factory settings

The Huawei HG8245Q DigicelPlay Home Screen should appear, which looks like this.

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Now to change the Wi-Fi Settings.

How to change the Wi-Fi Settings on your Huawei HG8245Q DigicelPlay router

To change the Wi-Fi Settings on Huawei HG8245Q DigicelPlay router, you'll need to do the following. First click on the top page labelled WLAN. Then in the left sidebar click the link labeled 2.4G Basic Network Settings.

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Then follow the following steps to change the Wi-Fi Settings on Huawei HG8245Q DigicelPlay router:

1.      Check the checkmark in the box titled Enable WLAN.
2.      Click New at point if you don't see any SSID Configuration Details.
3.      Enter a new wireless name to identify your network. 
4.      Set Authentication Mode to WPA2 PreSharedKey.
5.      Set the Encryption Mode to AES.
6.      Set the network password which is titled WPA PreSharedKey with a 14 characters alphanumeric passwords e.g. PinkFloyd2357
7.      Set the WPS Mode to the PBC method as it is more secure than the PIN method.
8.      Click the Apply button to save your changes.


Thus, you'll save yourself some heartache by changing your Huawei HG8245Q DigicelPlay router, as you've gotten those pesky freeloaders off your Wi-Fi. Best of all, your Wi-Fi will be a lot faster. Sharing is caring so share this tip with as many of your Digicel Play friends as you can.
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