ISP has blocked access to router's admin page, which otherwise was accessible thorugh

I have even disconnected the optical fibre cable connected to the router, and tried to access the Admin page, but in vain. Once I reset the router; then I was able to access the Admin page, but all the settings setup by the ISP in the router got lost, because of which the internet connection also went down. And the only way to get back the connection is have the ISP tech-support pay a visit to my house.

I like to be able to use the router's full features & functionality, but with the blockage, I am unable to do so.

Any idea how to bypass this block? The ISP has given a weird reason saying, they don't want the user to mess around with their router settings.

  • If you change your DNS provider are you able to access the configuration page? – Ramhound Oct 30 '18 at 19:01
  • No it don't seem to be working. Tried with both the public Google DNS, & My guess is they have blocked some port in the router. Is it port 80? – eVagabond Oct 30 '18 at 19:36
  • Your ISP is not blocking port 80. If that was the case, insecure websites would also be blocked. It's entirely possible, even if you are able to the view the configuration page of this device, that you will be unable to make changes to the said configuration. It's not uncommon, that hardware provided by an ISP, has firmware that cannot be modified. – Ramhound Oct 30 '18 at 19:44
  • Yes I was thinking so too, else if port 80 was blocked I don't think http can be used at all. Through the several articles I googled and read of issues similar to mine; there were mentions of the ISP flashing the router with their custom firmware. I think that's what is the case too. Initially I was able to access the router's Admin page. Then one fine day, it became impossible to access it. Even now, I know if I reset the router, I will be able to access it again, but then all the configuration will be lost, for which I again have to get back to the ISP. So you mean there's no way? – eVagabond Oct 30 '18 at 19:58
  • You can purchase your own hardware, provided your ISP has a policy, of provisioning hardware you purchase. – Ramhound Oct 30 '18 at 21:21

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