This page is an overview on various recovery options for the BEAM XPRESSi device.
Default Login Information #
Using recovery methods resets the device’s configuration to its default state. Therefore, you will need to use the default authentication info in order to login to the device. The default login information for the BEAM XPRESSi is provided below:
- Default Address (LAN IP): 192.168.42.1
- Default Username: admin
- Default Password: admin01
Factory Reset #
A factory reset returns the device back to its default factory settings, i.e., it deletes all custom configurations. Below you will find various methods of performing a factory reset on the BEAM XPRESSi.
NOTE: SIM PIN on the main SIM card is the only user parameter that is kept after a factory reset.
Reset Button #
The reset button is located on the front panel of the device:
The reset button has two functions:
- Reboot the device. If the reset button is pressed for up to 4 seconds, the device will reboot. Start of the reboot will be indicated by the flashing of all 5 signal strength LEDs together with the green connection status LED.
- Factory reset. If the reset button is pressed for at least 5 seconds (by default), the device will perform a factory reset and reboot. Signal strength LEDs indicate the elapsed time while holding the reset button. When all 5 LEDs light up, it indicates that 5 seconds have passed and the reset button can be released. Start of the factory reset will be indicated by flashing of all 5 signal strength LEDs together with a red connection status LED.
NOTE: the default button hold time value (5 seconds) can be changed in the router’s WebUI, from the System → Administration → General page.
Web UI #
You can also perform a factory reset from the BEAM XPRESSi’s WebUI. To do so, login to the router and go to the Administration section found under the System tab (System → Administration → General). In the very bottom of the page there’s a Restore button that performs a factory reset on click:
You can perform a factory reset with the SMS Utilities restore rule. If the rule hasn’t been disabled or changed in any way, all you need to do is send an SMS message to the router containing the text:
Replace <router_password> with your actual password.
Command Line #
You can perform a factory reset via command line by executing the firstboot command. After this you will be asked to confirm the reset. If you’re sure, type the letter y and press “Enter” or type the letter n if you wish to cancel the reset.
If you agreed to perform a factory reset, next type in reboot and press “Enter”.The router will be reset to it’s factory settings and rebooted. The entire sequence of events should look like this:
This will erase all settings and remove any installed packages. Are you sure? [N/y]
/dev/mtdblock5 is mounted as /overlay, only erasing files