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Bug?!: Router password length limited to 8 characters

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by TheLastUnicorn, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. TheLastUnicorn

    TheLastUnicorn Network Guru Member

    Dear folks,

    I didn't find something in the forum, so I ask here about it:

    I am using a WRT54GS v1.1 router running dd-wrt 2.3 SP2 for months now. I am also using a password that consists 16 randomly generated characters. However this morning I found that only the first 8 characters of my password are checked. That means whenever I enter the first 8 characters of my password I can access the router's setup. This works for Web access and for telnet access as well. The according documentation told me that I may use a password of up to 32 characters. But it doesn't make sense if only the first 8 characters are checked ...

    So is this a bug or a feature?

    Any comments appreciated ...

    Best regards,


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