Log in to router

By St1ckM4n
Oct 8, 2012
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  1. Hi all,

    Let's say for example, that I have various wireless routers configured as APs. A network scan reveals them, but they do not respond to ping. As such, they also do not respond to me putting the IP into a browser.

    Is there any way I can find the management port of the routers - short of resetting to factory default?
  2. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    They probably won't respond unless you are behind the firewall instead of in front of it.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 14,702   +488

    Sorry, but these are not related.
    PING is a protocol and that is different than opening an IP address on a specific port.

    If you are running within the routers subnet, then most will respond to HTTP on its own address ie: the router itself).
    If not, then you can't access the router itself, but must use the Remote Management facility on the hidden port.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 14,702   +488

    Obviously, there's a reason you don't want to allow
    and strange as it may seem, there are bad default configurations which have this port exposed and
    remote mgmt active - - clearly a security issue.

    If a router goes haywire, the assumptions should be:
    1. remote mgmt might have been open long enough
    2. to allow firmware replacement by a hacker
    solution is to:
    • reset the router
    • reset the password
    • reload the proper firmware
    • turn off remote mgmt

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