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Thread: The Siemens Santis 50 Wireless ADSL Router

  1. #1
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    Jun 2003

    The Siemens Santis 50 Wireless ADSL Router

    Original here:
    The Siemens Santis 50 Wireless ADSL Router

    No technical information about this router is publicly available,
    so I wrote this. The "manual" that does come with it is just enough
    for average Joe and nothing more.

    1. Various technical details I found

    Hardware BoardCPU : Helium 210-80
    DSL : Globespan Slade Annex A (T79.4.10)
    Firmware Version (19 March 2003) //latest version
    CPE-end Interface 10/100 Mb auto-sensing Ethernet
    802.11b Wireless LAN

    ATM Driver (BUN Emulation, version 5.00, 20/8/1999)

    An ARP request is sent every 295 seconds once a node is connected.
    TTL (Time To Live) of ICMP reply is 155.

    Port scan (from inside wlan):
    23/tcp open telnet
    53/tcp open domain ISC Bind 8.4.4-NOESW
    80/tcp open http Virata-EmWeb/R6_1_0
    161/tcp filtered snmp
    162/tcp filtered snmptrap

    Nmap TCP/IP fingerprint:

    TCP Sequence Prediction: Class=random positive increments
    Difficulty=1627 (Medium)
    TCP ISN Seq. Numbers: 1313EF 1344F0 13818C 1355B7 131BB9 13557C
    IPID Sequence Generation: Incremental

    2. Web based configuration (Advanced Configuration)

    Default username is admin (no password).
    At the page you come now (Quick Start) you can select a pre-defined profile
    for your router.
    Available are: RFC 1483 bridge
    RFC 1483 router
    RFC 1483 MER router
    PPPoE router
    PPPoA router
    By clicking on the values of VPI/VCI (Virtual Path Identifier/Virtual
    Channel Identifier) in the table you can modify settings for
    ATM, IP and PPP. You can also enable/disable NAT.

    2.1 System

    Device Info: displays some device information
    Administration - Account: change login password
    - Remote Managment: enable/disable remote access to router
    - Web Port: change listening port
    Backup Configuration: save/restore configuration file
    Save Configuration: save any settings changed (you have to do this in
    order to actually keep the settings changed after
    rebooting the router)
    Upgrade Firmware: download firmware upgrade from your computer
    Reset Router: restart router/reset to factory defaults

    2.2 Status

    DSL Connection: display DSL status
    WAN Connection: display wan information
    Traffic Counter: display packets/bytes transferred through connections
    Routing table: display routing information
    DHCP table: display computers that currently receive an IP from dhcp server
    Wireless Client: display all WLAN clients associated with router

    2.3 Configuration

    DSL: change DSL line mode
    LAN - IP Adress: modify primary/secondary IP/subnet mask
    - DHCP Server: configure dhcp server

    WLAN - Basic Setup: Configure wlan settings
    - Association Control: enable/disable association control, add/remove
    allowed clients

    IP Route - Static Route: setup a route
    - Dynamic Routing: setup routing using RIP

    DNS - Relay: enable/disable DNS relaying
    - Server: enable/disable DNS server, manually add entries

    Security: configure firewall and IDS
    Virtual Server: setup specific port forwarding/create a DMZ host
    IGMP Proxy: setup router as an IGMP proxy.
    UPnP: enable/disable Universal Plug and Play Internet Gateway Device

    By telnetting into the router you can find out the versions of every
    software/hardware component inside, you can look at what's currently in the stack,
    do some more advanced configuration etc.

    Bugs: the IDS and Firewall configuration is FUBAR'd, you can enable/disable the IDS
    but changing settings results in an error.
    You can use the firewall and set it to Off - Low - Medium - High
    - Block (All traffic except virtual server is blocked) but when using
    advanced (custom) configuration an error occurs too.
    The above sentences are produced by the propaganda and indoctrination of people manipulating my mind since 1987, hence, I cannot be held responsible for this post\'s content - me

  2. #2
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    Nov 2008
    does anyone know if this router is adsl2 compatible.
    I can't find anywere a deacent specification of this router.

  3. #3
    Just Another Geek
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    Jul 2002
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    It's a posting from 2004! I'm sure Siemens has stopped making them. I'm also quite sure it doesn't support ADSL2+ as it didn't exist back then.
    Oliver's Law:
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

  4. #4
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    Mar 2023
    The Siemens Santis 50 Wireless ADSL Router is a great router with a lot of features, but be aware of the bugs in the IDS and Firewall configurations.

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    Feb 2014
    MD, US
    This thread is from March 21st, 2004, some 19 years ago.

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