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Problem with Netgear router installation

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#1 neuromancer


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

After installation of various netgear routers people are getting these annoying popups stating that "the server weather.service.msn.com is asking for username and password"

Has anyone figured out why this is happening? I've read that some have solved the problem by removing all of their sidebar gadgets.

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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:40 PM

From my brief research it appears that the router is blocking the encryption or authentication to the MSN update service so the service asks for authentication (username and password). I have not found out Why exactly, the solution is enter the username:admin and the password:password or disable/uninstall the weather desktop gadget. There have been other variations on the password no definitive on which one to use.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 22 December 2012 - 02:41 PM.

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