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Username and password
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- 27-11-06, 03:57 PM #1
Username and password
Just got Sky broadband and dont fancy using the Netgear router. I would like to use my existing Linksys WAG54GS.
I have managed to obtain my username and password. Or at least they look like my username and password. The username ends @skydsl Is that correct? Are the username and password case sensitive?
I have tried setting up the Linksys router and configured it using
RFC 2364 PPPoA
But couldnt get it working. Any ideas?
- 27-11-06, 04:20 PM #2
The WAG54GS should work fine with those settings
Yes the username ends with @skydsl - it is actually the router MAC address which you will find on a sticker on the underside of the router.
The password is an alphanumeric string (10 characters in my case).
I suspect that you may have entered these incorrectly. Follow the case sensitivity and make sure you correctly differentiate between 0 (zero), O (u/c letter) and o (l/c letter). Even better, cut and paste from the cfg file you extracted to the router admin page.
- 27-11-06, 04:44 PM #3
Thank you for your response but seemed to just start working. I think I may have a dodgy ethernet cable. Tried a new cable and it worked.
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- 27-11-06, 09:58 PM #5
Thought so but another poster kept referring to 9 digits so I wasn't sure.
You know, I'm sure that the password must be generated from some simple algorithm (if indeed it is generated at all) so here goes - my username and password less the last two characters to see if that gets anyone started with the puzzle
- 27-11-06, 11:31 PM #6
I agree that it is likely that the password is generated from the username. Chances are it's some hash of the lan mac address maybe xor'ed with a "secret" (to prevent someone that knows the algorithm from logging in with any mac and also to obfuscate the obvious hashes). Well, that's my guess, anyway.IQ album "Dark Matter" artwork reproduced with permission. See www.gep.co.uk/iq for more information.