Setting up a wireless access point or router is but a simple thing to do. No need for a CD setup that comes with the device upon purchase. What’s essential are two things: (1) the default IP address, and (2) default username and password. That’s more like three, but whatever, it’s plain and easy. But if you are to setup a dozen or so different brands with different firmwares, that’s where the headache begins.
So to help with this problem, i plan to post or keep a file of the default passwords for the devices i normally use wherever i can. Such as the following:
|Brand||Default IP||Default Username||Password|
*For the airport, it is best to use the Airport Admin Utility for the setup.
**Almost all Linksys Routers (WRT54G/GC/GL/GR/GS) have the same defaults..
However, if you opt for open source firmwares such as DD-WRT and OpenWRT against Linksys firmwares, expect changes in the defaults above.
|DD-WRT||192.168.1.1 (device default)||root||admin|
|OpenWRT||192.168.1.1 (device default)||(none)||(none)|
Now that’s better. I hope this will be helpful for others too.