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do I really have 2 routers?


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#1 Glenski

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 08:56 PM

I'm using a NEC LaVie laptop computer from home, using Windows 7. I have the free Avast anti-virus program. In doing a routine scan, I noticed that it shows weak passwords for 2 routers, but I only have one.

 

The one displayed in a yellow bar is labeled as a "weak wireless network password" with a router called Hon Hai IP: 192.168.3.1 above it. Immediately under that yellow bar is a red one that says "weak or default password found".

 

Opening the yellow bar shows a description that begins "Your wifi network connection is secured with a weak or default password". It then gives me a link to change router settings and says the solution is to change the wifi passwoOpening the red bar shows a description that begins "We have found that your device uses a very weak or default password". It then gives me a link to change router settings and says the solution is to change the password to access this device.

 

What is the difference here?

 

When I click on the CHANGE ROUTER SETTINGS button inside either of these descriptions, an authentification window opens that says "EWMTA Configuration Web Server". It shows a username which I recognize, and a password that is masked. I click OK, but it pops back up again as if one or both of them is incorrect, but I don't know what to enter to fix that.

 

Can you assist me on this, too?

 

Thanks in advance.

Glenski

 

 

 



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Posted 08 July 2017 - 09:07 PM

Have you already tried modem/router manufacturer's handbook's suggested way of entering the configuration panel for that router's WIFI connection panel?  I'm wondering if that is a better way to go.


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 10:54 PM

The two passwords it is referring to...

 

1. The password used to log in to your router's GUI.

 

2. The password used to connect to WiFi.



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 09:24 AM

The two passwords it is referring to...

 

1. The password used to log in to your router's GUI.

 

2. The password used to connect to WiFi.

 

 

Don't mind but this thread made me laugh :P



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:40 PM

 

The two passwords it is referring to...

 

1. The password used to log in to your router's GUI.

 

2. The password used to connect to WiFi.

 

 

Don't mind but this thread made me laugh :P

 

Why is that?



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 08:56 PM

The two passwords it is referring to...

1. The password used to log in to your router's GUI.

2. The password used to connect to WiFi.

I found that out some time ago, had to call my ATT DSL rep because back then I failed to write them down.


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 10:44 PM

Have you already tried modem/router manufacturer's handbook's suggested way of entering the configuration panel for that router's WIFI connection panel?  I'm wondering if that is a better way to go.

It's in Japanese, so I can't read it anyway, and my Japanese wife does not understand it either.

 

 

 

 

The two passwords it is referring to...

 

1. The password used to log in to your router's GUI.

 

2. The password used to connect to WiFi.

Thanks, but that still doesn't help. Both are set as masked when the window opens, but they don't work, and I don't have any other information to determine what to enter. Had to look up what GUI means, and it still doesn't help me to understand my problem.

 

 

Sorry to all for not responding sooner. I thought this would notify me automatically of any responses, but it didn't.






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