Double Password Protection on Router?

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Alright, so I have NEVER had problems opening my ports and stuff to host with this computer or router, but for some reason yesterday my router just started being a bitch. I went to URL "192.168.1.1" like usual, and logged in with the No username and the Password: admin. Everything was going fine. I changed my ending in the 192.168.1.xxx to match my IP for hosting, but then when I tried to save changes, another username/password box came up... I literally spent an hour trying all the combinations of username/password using "admin" that I could...but NOTHING worked.

Does anyone have any idea how to figure out this secondary password? I hard reset the router and everything, but it wont go away. My family says no one messed with the router, so I honestly have absolutely no idea what is going on. Any help would be appreciated...
 
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If your router is wireless, somebody else may have messed up with your router. You could also contact the manufactorer for support.
 
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Well it's not a wireless router, but i'll try those two other things that have been posted. And I dunno why this started happening...it's never happened before.

Neither root/empty pass or Admin/admin worked. So I dont know whats going on...I google searched and I can't find anything about a second password, I'm thinking of just calling my ISP or Linksys
 
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That is the best you can do. We can say lots of things, but I'm sure your ISP can help you better :cool:
 
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Alright, I kinda..cheated the linksys page to help me try n get this password. I went to the admin page and the password box was filled with a password 16 characters long...no one in my family knows what it is. So then i realized, when I try to change the password, the bottom of the page tells me what i'm trying to change the password to. So I thought, if I delete one letter off the end of the password, maybe I can get most of it. And it worked! I got a message like this at the bottom of the page: "Gozila.cgi?PasswdModify=1&Password=d6nw5vlx2pc7st9"
Now, that password is w/o the last symbol, so I dont know what it is. I also dont know if there is a username, or what the username is. Can anyone figure anything out before I call Linksys?




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I used the same strategy I did up there, removing one place from the pass to get the words on bottom of the page, and i finished the password. "d6nw5vlx2pc7st9m".
However, I dont have a username... I can't think of any way to get the username for that...any ideas anyone?

---------Edit2--------

I was sniffing around google for answers, and I found an article that explained what was going on, and it said it was a problem with trying to Enable/Disable uPnP somethings (I dunno what that is, so I don't know why it happened). Anyways, it said it always sets the password to the bizzare password: "d6nw5vlx2pc7st9m�"

There were replies to the post I saw with people saying "Thanks this helped so much!!!" and stuff like that, but it doesn't work for me. I tried it with no username, i dunno if thats the problem or not, but there was nothing on the posts I read about a username.
 
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Do you use Firefox? If so, the Web Developer addon is your answer. Get it and you'll remember me :)


PS. Forms > Show passwords
 
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Well, I got the web developer addon with firefox, but it didnt fix the problem...I went to the administration page, got the password, (which was d 6 n w 5 v l x 2 p c7 s t 9 m & # 6 5 5 3 3, without the spaces, it doesnt format right on here and makes a box thing) and when i click save changes after changing the password, the username/pass box pops up, and the old password doesnt work. I tried using it for both username and password, I tried admin/d6nw5vlx2pc7st9m&#65533, I tried blank/d6nw5vlx2pc7st9m&#65533...nothing worked. This is really pissing me off.
 
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