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Default hidden password in administration page?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by efiniti, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. efiniti

    efiniti Addicted to LI Member

    So in a rush to change my root password I went to the admin page where the password box is. There were about 7 maybe 8 asterisks (*) in the box. I clicked inside the box and instead of clearing the box it just put the cursor after the already entered asterisks. I typed an exclamation mark (!) in the box and clicked on save. Unfortunately, the new password was not my previous password + the exclamation mark (!). I spent a lot of time setting up my QoS and other settings so I would like to avoid resetting the router.

    Would anyone happen to know what the hidden password defaults to? I used chromium, if that helps.
  2. efiniti

    efiniti Addicted to LI Member

    edit: nm, we just reset the router..
  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Get lost password

    If you have a Buffalo router or a Linksys with a pushable Cisco logo, push the AOSS/Cisco button for at least 20 seconds, then telnet into the router on port 233. Type "nvram get http_passwd" to retrieve the password or "nvram set http_passwd='your_new_password'" followed by "nvram commit" to set it manually. Reboot the router using the command "reboot" after using this method. This is a "backdoor" into the router.

    e.g. telnet

    If you are using Windows 7 telnet may have to be enabled in "Services". Or you can install another telnet client.
  4. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    It defaults to "**********".

    Seriously. :smile:

    So your new password would have been "**********!".
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Sometimes, the obvious is **too** obvious :)

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