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Netgear n300 control panel does not ask for login

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December 15, 2011 5:16:00 AM

I set a password and everything on my n300's Netgear Genie, but every time I go to routerlogin or 10.0.0.1, it just shows me the full control panel and never prompts me to log in. Isn't security a bit too lax over there? I even click log out and it says i logged out, then I re-visit and I'm always automatically logged in.

This didn't happen with my old netgear g router, whose firmware always asked for login. What's going on?

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December 31, 2011 1:23:40 PM

richboyliang said:
I set a password and everything on my n300's Netgear Genie, but every time I go to routerlogin or 10.0.0.1, it just shows me the full control panel and never prompts me to log in. Isn't security a bit too lax over there? I even click log out and it says i logged out, then I re-visit and I'm always automatically logged in.

This didn't happen with my old netgear g router, whose firmware always asked for login. What's going on?


I had the same problem on my Netgear N300, as soon as I upgraded to the newer firmware (V1.1.1.58) it stopped asking me for my password and immediately brought me to the router homepage (very dangerous). I downgraded to V1.1.1.26 and it is now prompting me for my password again.

Looks like they have a bug in their latest firmware release.

John
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January 2, 2012 4:41:49 PM

Hi richboyliang and jwgraves,

I had a very similar issue.
New Netgear N300 (NETGEAR WNR2200 N300), purchased 31-Dec-2011.
Started to set up.
Set up LAN and Internet, did not set up Wireless.
Then, using the router's web interface, on a CAT5 cable,
'semi automatically did a firmware upgrade'.

At first, all seemed OK but I noticed that I could login without a password!

After a lot of hunting about on forums at netgear.com
I decided to do a RESET to factory default configuration settings
(by using a paper clip to push the button).

I have documented this at
No login window after firmware upgrade


I now think that quite a few folk have this issue, on several
models of Netgear routers:
I paraphrase - 'following an apparently successful firmware upgrade' one
is now able to 'login without a password'!

So, if I were going to do another firmware upgrade I would do:
1. Backup the settings.
2. Upgrade.
3. RESET.
4. Restore the settings from the backup file.

RESET to factory default configuration settings did work for me. :) 

DJ_Leith
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January 4, 2012 1:11:30 AM

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