So I bought a Netgear WNR3500L with a view to installing Tomato on it. Here are the steps I followed: - 30/30/30 reset - upgraded firmware from factory firmware to dd-wrt.v24-14929_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-WNR3500L.chk - 30/30/30 reset - Opened up router in IE, it complained about my password being a default one, so i set it to admin / password (still the same as the default). This is where I think I might've made a mistake... - Uploaded the firmware tomato-K26USB-1.28.9054MIPSR2-beta-vpn3.6.trx - 30/30/30 reset And now, when I go to the router in a browser, it accepts no password I give it (admin/password, root/password, admin/[nothing], root/[nothing], etc)... I found this entry on the tomato faq - http://www.polarcloud.com/tomatofaq#why_doesnt_my_password_work - and I think that's where I went wrong. I hadn't seen this step in any guides I was reading, and didn't telnet in and check what it had actually saved my password as, before uploading the tomato firmware. However, a nice guy on #tomato on freenode put my password into his router running dd-wrt mini and checked it, saying it might be $1$EjG1uw/8$nHej1B.LdaFPWc0L4vXuZ0 but that doesn't seem to work either. I'm going out of my mind here as to what I can do... The router isn't bricked, it's still in perfect working condition from what I can tell, and brand new... I'm just locked out, is all. Can anyone help?!