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Author Topic: 2540B Login Accounts?  (Read 3924 times)

rljames

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2540B Login Accounts?
« on: April 04, 2013, 05:40:37 AM »

Login screen appears to offer a "user" account.
How is this managed and is it secure in "default" mode?
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Re: 2540B Login Accounts?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 06:58:21 AM »

If enabled, allows a the "user" to review the modem settings and does not have the ability to make changed.
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Re: 2540B Login Accounts?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 08:01:47 AM »

And where do I "enable" the "user" account?
Not even mentioned in UM.
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Re: 2540B Login Accounts?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 08:09:19 AM »

On DIR series routers the User account is managed under Tools/Admin. You might check on your modem if there is a similar setting.
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Re: 2540B Login Accounts?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 08:28:05 AM »

I might be missing something but AFAIK and can find, a "user" account is not covered in the UM, various firmware configure screens (other than Login -> "Username" drop-down list) or online "Help".
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Re: 2540B Login Accounts?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 08:30:52 AM »

The log in screen for the modem, does it have a drop down menu or just a blank entry box for the NAME? Can you input something here or are the two names?

Nothing in the modems UI regarding user accounts at all?
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Re: 2540B Login Accounts?
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 08:48:53 AM »

Just a fixed drop-down list.

Here is the verbatim Page 13 UM coverage;

"3. Enter your user name and password, and then click OK to display the user interface.
Note: This manual has been prepared using the admin user name."


That's about all...
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Re: 2540B Login Accounts?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 10:05:49 AM »

Update -

Appears that password "user" allows login for mystery User account.

Firmware options for this fixed, built-in User login appear to be some subset of the Admin privileges but still seems to be places to make changes and/or stop services.

Password change for this account doesn't appear possible.

(I've *tried* repeatedly to call D-Link Technical Support for help with several issues and haven't had much luck - Either can't get through or placed on hold for 20+ minutes at which point I give up...)
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Re: 2540B Login Accounts?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013, 10:16:29 AM »

Thanks for sharing the info about the USER account.

I know, I've waited longer then that to talk to someone. Eventually I got thru. Takes patience.  ::)

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