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(De)activate the hotspot on your modem

By default, all modems serve as a Public Wi-Fi hotspot for 4 users as long as you have an active, secured Wi-Fi connection and Public Wi-Fi activated. To be able to surf on Proximus Public Wi-Fi in Belgium, your users need a Proximus internet or mobile subscription and a Public Wi-Fi-account.

You can deactivate or reactivate Public Wi-Fi hotspots on your modem at any time. Opening up your modem to other users has no impact on your Internet usage or speed. Indeed, the private part (the one you use) and the public part (used by other users) of your modem are totally separate from one another.

Are you self-employed or a small business and do you want to give more than 4 users Wi-Fi access? Take a look at Bizz Guest Wi-Fi.


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Adjust the settings of your b-box 3 via the configuration menu of your modem or via the Public Wi-Fi hotspot line.

  • Surf to the configuration menu of your modem
    1. Surf to your modem's configuration menu at http://192.168.1.1 with a recent Internet browser.
    2. Enter the user name and password of your modem then click the Login button.
      For the user name, select User in the Username dropdown menu.
      For the password, type the one that you will find on a sticker on the back of the modem, next to the word User Password.
      Screen to access the configuration menu of your modem
    3. Click My Modem in the central part of the screen and then click the Fon tab.
    4. Click the Disable button to deactivate the Public Wi-Fi hotspot. You can reactivate this function afterwards using the Enable button.
    5. Click the OK button to save the settings.
  • Call the Proximus Public Wi-Fi hotspot line
    From your fixed line, call our Public Wi-Fi hotspot line at the toll-free number 0800 20 640 to have your modem's Public Wi-Fi hotspot deactivated.
    If you are not calling from your fixed line, we will ask you to enter your phone number and the number of your latest bill, i.e. the number of 10 or 12 digits, that you will find on top of your bill.

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b-box 2

Adjust the settings of your b-box 2 modem via the configuration menu of your modem or via the Public Wi-Fi hotspot line.

  • Surf to the configuration menu of your modem
    1. Surf to your modem's configuration menu at http://192.168.1.1 with a recent Internet browser.
    2. Type the serial number of your modem. You will find it on a sticker on the back of the modem, next to the word S/N. Next, click the OK button.
      Screen to access the configuration menu of your modem
    3. In the left column, click Advanced Settings, then Hotspot.
    4. Click the Disable Hotspot button to deactivate the Public Wi-Fi hotspots function. You can reactivate this function afterwards using the Enable Hotspot button.
  • Call the Proximus Public Wi-Fi hotspot line
    From your fixed line, call our
    Public Wi-Fi hotspot line at the toll-free number 0800 20 640 to have your modem's Public Wi-Fi hotspot function deactivated.
    If you are not calling from your fixed line, we will ask you to enter your phone number and the number of your latest bill, i.e. the number of 10 or 12 digits, that you will find on top of your bill.

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