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smlunatick
04-10-08, 10:24 AM
I have a new customer whom is having difficulties getting the
administration accesses / passwords from thei previous support
company. After heated argumenst, they got their Windows Server
Administrator access from them but not their router. Does any know
how to crack the admin password access to Linksys routers?

DTC
04-10-08, 11:01 AM
smlunatick wrote:
> I have a new customer whom is having difficulties getting the
> administration accesses / passwords from thei previous support
> company. After heated argumenst, they got their Windows Server
> Administrator access from them but not their router. Does any know
> how to crack the admin password access to Linksys routers?

At this point, you're only option is to press the master reset button
on the back of the unit for at least 30 seconds. All setings will be
reset to the default. Its possible they never even set one, try:
User name: [keep it blank]
Password: admin
All that info is in the manual.

Bill Kearney
04-10-08, 05:59 PM
>I have a new customer whom is having difficulties getting the
> administration accesses / passwords from thei previous support
> company. After heated argumenst, they got their Windows Server
> Administrator access from them but not their router. Does any know
> how to crack the admin password access to Linksys routers?

If you have physical access and a reasonable idea of the network setup, why
bother? Just nuke it back to factory settings and start over. Nearly all
routers support doing this, usually through some combination of holding a
button down during powerup or similar action.

If you're "consulting" to a customer then this should be something you know
already. Likewise on how to get back into a Windows server. With physical
access all manner of choices exist. With experience, however, the customers
benefit from not paying as newbies learn how to do their job.

Eric Oyen - N7ZZT
04-10-08, 10:31 PM
smlunatick wrote:

> I have a new customer whom is having difficulties getting the
> administration accesses / passwords from thei previous support
> company. After heated argumenst, they got their Windows Server
> Administrator access from them but not their router. Does any know
> how to crack the admin password access to Linksys routers?

if you have physical access to it, a simple hardware/config reset will be
enough. If not, then it get a bit more difficult.

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