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Password block I am trying to get to the config page and when I type in the default gateway of, I get stalled on the password page. I've tried using username admin and both password and admin as the password. Is there anyway to bypass the password prompt so I can get to the config page?

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If you dont know the password than last option is to reset the unit to company default and than you can login with admin and password admin. To reset it to company default there is reset button behind it so press it by pen point for 5 to 10 secs. So this my resolve your problem

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