I just managed to login to my girlfriends router, its the famed Thomson TG585v7 and I tried every username and password combination I could think of, and I didn’t want to reset the router.
So, what was the combination?
After looking on the Tiscali forums I found the solution:
They referenced this:
That had the key, the serial number off the bottom of the router. I had tried the WPA key but didn’t think to try the serial. Anyway, I am in. W00t!
This is quite possibly the worst router I’ve had to deal with, maybe not the worst but its certainly up there, top 5.
The issue I had was I wanted to forward ports 80 and 443 through it to a web server. So, I did as you’d expect, used its interface, Applications and Gaming (urgh, I hate this on a router used in a workplace) and set to forward HTTPs and HTTP to the server. Well, HTTP worked but HTTPs was a no go. I tried again, this time using the Secure Web Server option which was also there but mapped the same ports for 443. Still no go.
After hours, almost a full man day I found out I needed to telnet into the device (after creating myself a different admin account so I know the username and password) and then run these command:
service system ifdelete name=HTTPs group=wan
I’m assuming that what this does is turn off the web interface listening on port 443 on the wan interface which stops bypassing my attempts to forward it.
And before anyone mentions it, no there isn’t a way to do this in the web interface, or change the management ports.
I hate Thomsons.