AR690W
Wireless 300N Gigabit Router

The Airlink101 AR690W router has 300mbps WiFi, 4 Gigabit ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports.
It is also known as the Airlink101 Wireless 300N Gigabit Router.It also supports custom firmwares like: dd-wrt, OpenWrt

Quick links:
Default password/Login
Login instructions
User Manuals
Flashing Custom Firmwares


AR690W router specifications (specs)

System specs
CPU: n/a
RAM: 32 MiB
Flash: 4 MiB
Custom firmwares: dd-wrt, OpenWrt
Connectivity
WiFi: 300mbps (bgn)
WiFi bands: 2.4GHz
WiFi throughput: n/a
WAN: 1 x Gigabit port
ETH: 4 x Gigabit ports
USB-ports: 0

Hard reset instructions for Airlink101 AR690W

If your AR690W router is not working as it should, dropping connections or not being responsive, you should first do a reset of the router to see if the problems persist. Other scenarios where you might want to reset your router is if you've forgotten the password or misconfigured it and can't get access anymore.
Your can reset your Airlink101 AR690W in the following way(s):

The 30-30-30 reset

There are no specific instructions for this model yet, but you can always do the 30-30-30 reset as follows:
  1. When router is powered on, press the reset button and hold for 30 seconds. (Use a paper clip or something sharp)
  2. While holding the reset button pressed, unplug the power of the router and hold the reset button for 30 seconds
  3. While still holding the reset button down, turn on the power to the unit again and hold for another 30 seconds.

This process usually works for resetting any router to it's factory setting.

Note: It is worth reading more about how to reset routers with the 30 30 30 reset and what the risks and considerations are when resetting your router this way, instead of just rebooting it.


Default factory settings for Airlink101 AR690W

If you have performed a reset of your AR690W device or not changed the defaults, you should be able to access it with the following settings:

Default Gateway IP: 192.168.1.1 Airlink101 login instructions
Default username: admin Airlink101 router default password list
Default password: admin 
Default subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default DNS server: 192.168.1.1
Note: If you are using the default settings you should change them to increase security and prevent unathorized access to your network.

How to login to the AR690W

To login to the Wireless 300N Gigabit Router and change the settings, you can follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you are connected to the router's network, either by Wi-Fi or ethernet cable.
  2. Open your browser and visit http://192.168.1.1
  3. You should be prompted with a login dialogue.
  4. Enter the username: admin and the password admin
    Note: If you have already changed the password use that instead.
  5. You will now be logged in. If you haven't yet changed the defaul password, we recommend that you change it first thing you do after logging in.

If these instructions don't work for your router, you can always try a factory reset to get the default, or try some other common Airlink101 credentials, as they can usually be shared across models/variants.


AR690W Firmwares

Staying up to date with the latest firmware is a good idea to keep your router even more secure from various security flaws.
If you want to squeeze a little bit of extra functionality out of your router, consider flashing an open-source firmware like dd-wrt, openWRT or LEDE. Flashing a custom ROM can greatly increase the stability and functionality of your old router.
Following are the firmwares that we have identified existing for the Airlink101 AR690W:

Flashing dd-wrt on the Airlink101 AR690W

Since the AR690W has 4 MiB of flash memory, you should choose a stripped down version of dd-wrt that fits on the smaller flash. We haven't find any specific instructions for flashin dd-wrt onto the Airlink101 AR690W, but you can read the Installation guide over at dd-wrt to get a clue on how to proceed (As this model is listed as supported).
Note: Always make sure to read the wiki and howtos of dd-wrt before doing any flashing.

Flashing OpenWrt on the Airlink101 AR690W

The Airlink101 AR690W is supported by OpenWrt according to their Table of Hardware. So flashing OpenWrt onto it should be quite straigthforward.
We couldn't find any specific instructions for flashin OpenWrt on the Airlink101 AR690W, but since it's listed in their Table of Hardware as supported, you can head over to the OpenWrt install instructions and read on there.
Note: Flashing custom firmwares is always on you're on own risk. Make sure to read OpenWrt's wikis to understand the risks and how to proceed if something goes wrong.




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