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Netgear n300 control panel does not ask for login

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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    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
  2. 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
    http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?p=386287#post386287

    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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