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A username and password are being requested by http://192.168.1.254. The site says: "Netopia-3000"

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July 9, 2013 2:20:10 PM

This popup keeps coming up on random webpages :
A username and password are being requested by http://192.168.1.254. The site says: "Netopia-3000"
Some pages have it, some don't. If I close it down it just says, "Login Failure You have entered an invalid username/password. The router is protected. You need Admin privileges to access this page. Please try again.

Return to last page" It happens to everyone on the network. Is this a provider issue, a security issue or something else? Please help. Thank you.
July 9, 2013 2:23:03 PM

it sounds like there are internet filtering enabled on your internet router and it wants you to login to access the filtered pages.

try your routers login details to see if it passes it.
July 9, 2013 2:25:03 PM

Are you by any chance accidentally connected to someone elses router?
July 9, 2013 2:26:16 PM

mauller07 said:
it sounds like there are internet filtering enabled on your internet router and it wants you to login to access the filtered pages.

try your routers login details to see if it passes it.


It does it on some pages some days, some days different pages. The site I'm trying to get to might work tomorrow, and this one might not.
July 9, 2013 4:31:51 PM

USAFRet said:
Are you by any chance accidentally connected to someone elses router?


No
July 9, 2013 4:34:19 PM

crubleigh said:
USAFRet said:
Are you by any chance accidentally connected to someone elses router?


No


Well....192.168.x.x is someones internal network.

Is there a .254 on yours? Look in the router.
July 9, 2013 4:59:32 PM

USAFRet said:
crubleigh said:
USAFRet said:
Are you by any chance accidentally connected to someone elses router?


No


Well....192.168.x.x is someones internal network.

Is there a .254 on yours? Look in the router.

"A username and password are being requested by http://192.168.1.254. " yes

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July 10, 2013 11:36:42 AM
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It looks like it is your LAN router, perhaps something is trying to open a port on the firewall and the router wants an admin to ok it? Normally your common ports like 80, 443, 22 etc will be open by default so internet browsing is no problem. Many firewalls by default allow ports to be opened automatically by requests from within the LAN. If the firewall is set to be 'strict' then it will not open any new ports from inside or outside the LAN and will require an admin to configure so. If you have dropbox or iTunes or something that is trying to get out to the cloud (like its normal sync/update messages) it will try to go out its default port thru the firewall, and a strict firewall policy will block it. That could prompt the router to get admin privileges to allow it.

I'd log in to the router and set the firewall to allow everything internally generated and see if this fixes the issue. Then go back in to your router and set the firewall policy as you need it. Since this is a work LAN I'd suggest being picky about which ports can be opened internally and block everything externally unless you have a VPN going. Any webservers need to be in the DMZ
July 10, 2013 1:14:07 PM

Try doing a factory reset on the router, you will need to re-configure your wifi (if the router has it). You could have setup some settings by mistake that is causing this message.
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