Question about Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router
Since we got a PS3 my son requests that I enable uPNP on our Linksys BEFSR81 router. I enable uPNP and then save settings and after it has saved then I try to get back into administration on the router and can't. It won't take the password, whether I leave it at the default or set my own, I can't get past the login box. We can go ahead and use the router as it works fine, but I can't make any administrative changes unless I reset the router and clear it out. Help, what am I doing wrong?
Ver 3 with firmware 2.51.3
I actually FOUND the solution at the linksys community forum site. It's weird, and I quote [kiefmoon], "I beat my head against this issue for the past few months, for the same reason as you: I'd built out a Windows Home Server, which can configure a home router automatically via UPnP, so I happily enabled it on the router, only to be locked out of the web-based configuration page.
Good news though! I just figured out the cause of the issue -- and it's really dumb:
You turn on UPnP on the Passwords tab, right? Well, if you look around on that page, you'll notice that, along with the option to enable UPnP, there are two password fields filled with asterisks. I think most people would assume that if they don't change anything in those fields, then click Apply, that the password has not been changed. And they'd be wrong. I don't know what the password gets changed to at that point, but it's not "admin".
...So the fix is: when you enable UPnP, do yourself a favor and enter a password in those fields (ideally something sronger than "admin" ). That way, you'll actually know what the password is when you get prompted for it."
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
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