Router password and username stops functioning

  numskull 12:11 19 Mar 07

Not sure if it is CCleaner doing it or not.
If I try to open the page it asks me for my username and password but just keeps asking, then after 3 attempt states "Authorization Failure"
I can reset it using a telnet session but in IE7 this is a pain.
Can anyone tell me how to prevent this happening?

  Dipso 13:40 19 Mar 07

Is this a Speedtouch router? There is a bug with the newer firmware and IE7 but there is a workaround...besides using Firefox that is.

  I am Spartacus 13:44 19 Mar 07

If it is a Speedtouch, these are the instructions from their technical support:

There an issue with security credentials thru IE7.

To be able to connect to your modem web-interface using IE7, you have to disable digest authentication.

Telnet Required:


2)Run, and then type: cmd

3)In Dos prompt type: telnet

4)Enter your eventual security credentials

5)Enter following commands:

: system config digestauth=disabled

: saveall

: exit

: exit

It worked for me.

  numskull 14:33 19 Mar 07

Yes, it is a speedtouch 536. I can reset with a telnet session as described above and I can access a web interface. Works for a while then stops allowing access that is why I was wondering if CCleaner was affecting it?

  Dipso 15:08 19 Mar 07

If you reboot the router you have to do the workaround again. Are you rebooting the router?

  numskull 15:40 19 Mar 07

Yes, reboot router then do "user flush" then add user as "super user" then above instructions and all is well for a while but then for some reason it stops allowing access so have to go through the whole process again.

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