I am setting up a CIFS client and am getting an "invalid password" error. I've done this before, on different machines, so I know the procedure. The client is XP pro. Tomato is version 1.25 The particular XP account I wish to use happens to have the "less than" (i.e.<) character in it's password. After receiving the above error, I tried other accounts (no < in pw) with success. As part of troubleshooting, I fully shared the client folder with "everyone" just to eliminate a share issue. That particular account continued to give issues. I created a test account and tried various passwords. Only when the account password contained an < , was there a error. Even a > and any other non-alphanumeric character I tried worked successfully. With a completely separate router and client computer, I did the same test. I got the same results. The client was also XP pro and tomato was version 1.25 Does anyone know if there is a reason the < character can't be used in a password? Could this be a bug in tomato?