The Nortel VPN (formerly Contivity) Routers are among some of the best in the industry. The majority of the product line came to Nortel (formerly Bay Networks) from the acquisition of New Oak back in 1999.
Since that time Nortel has added a few lower end SOHO solutions, Nortel VPN Router 200 series, to the product line which I believe are OEM’d from ZyXEL. I’m not very fond of the 200 series and I would NOT recommend them to anyone. I am, however, very fond of the 1100 series as it runs the same software that the larger models run.
Thankfully they all share the same default username and password. Unfortunately they don’t all share the same software or configuration interface.
The default username is “admin”.
The default password is “setup”.
With the traditional Nortel (Contivity Switches) VPN routers there are two internal IP addresses assigned to the one physical internal interface. One IP address is for management and the other for routing traffic. The default management IP address for these models (Nortel VPN Router 1000 Series, 2000 Series, 4000 Series, 5000 Series) is;
The actual traffic interface is 192.168.1.1 and the default DHCP address range should be between 192.168.1.3 – 192.168.1.254.