Just upgraded to Verizon FIOS and had an Actiontec MI424WR Rev F router (firmware v.20.10.7) supplied. Went to white-list my ereader's MAC in router and intitial page asked me to change the default login and password which I planned to do anyway. I know what I changed them to. Made changes, logged out, then decided I really wasn't comfortable with WEP and went back to change it to WPA. All I got was "Login failed, please try again." Finally hit the reset button and started over at the "please change login and password" screen. I can get in then.
I've been through this six times now and cannot get past the initial login without a hard reset. Tried keeping "admin" as the login because I have met peripherials that are touchy about that. Not a major issue now that I have the router set up to my satisfaction, but it frustrates me to not have password access to any part of my system. (Yes, I am that anal.) Anyone know what is going on?
Again, I don't need the default passwords because I know what I entered and anyway they don't work either.
Finally solved the problem enough to live with. The secret seems to be to never log out. When I close the browser and then go back to the router screen I have to login again, but it takes my password (and doesn't take anything else). I can logoff the PC, turn the router and the PC off and back on without losing the password, but hit the logout button on the router's screen and there's no way to log back on without a reset.
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