|There is no preset password in OpenWrt! You need to set one at your first login per telnet or the WebUI.|
- using Telnet (if you haven't already set up a password)
- if there is no WebUI (Web user interface) in the image, you can swiftly install one following this HowTo: LuCI
- for other WebUIs have a look at the webinterface.overview
Please note: (HTTPS access is only available after First Login)
Any freshly installed "vanilla" OpenWrt Image, will start with these defaults:
- The internal interface
lanand the wireless interface/interfaces
wlan1are bridged together to
- wifi is disabled
- the IP address of the internal interface/bridge of the OpenWrt-device is
- dnsmasq is running; it allocates IP addresses in the range of
192.168.1.100 to .250on the internal interface to connected hosts
- dropbear does not accept connections
- telnet daemon is running on standard port (23)
|OpenWrt will keep booting into this state until you set a password:|
- login to your router via
BusyBox v1.17.3 (2011-02-22 23:42:42 CET) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. _______ ________ __ | |.-----.-----.-----.| | | |.----.| |_ | - || _ | -__| || | | || _|| _| |_______|| __|_____|__|__||________||__| |____| |__| W I R E L E S S F R E E D O M ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT (bleeding edge, r26290) ---------- * 1/4 oz Vodka Pour all ingredents into mixing * 1/4 oz Gin tin with ice, strain into glass. * 1/4 oz Amaretto * 1/4 oz Triple sec * 1/4 oz Peach schnapps * 1/4 oz Sour mix * 1 splash Cranberry juice ----------------------------------------------------- root@openwrt:~$
passwdinto the prompt. You will be prompted to set a new password for the user root:
root@openwrt:~$ passwd Changing password for root New password: Retype password: Password for root changed by root root@openwrt:~$
- please choose a secure password, (consult e.g password strength)
- after you set a password the telnet daemon will be disabled, type
exitinto the prompt
- login again with
ssh email@example.com use signature.authentication
- proceed with basic.config
Open your browser and connect to the router at its default address (usually 192.168.1.1). Login using username
root with an
Then click on the left in the top bar on Administration, then go to System in the bar underneath. A page to change the password is displayed.
Write your desired password into the field Password and repeat it in the field Confirmation. Finally click on Save & Apply.
Your password is set now.
Open your browser and connect to the router at its default address (usually 192.168.1.1). The WebUI will now ask you to set a password. Write your password into the New Password field and again into the Confirm Password field then click set.
Open your browser and connect to the Web Interface at its default address (192.168.1.1) the username is admin OR root and the password is password. You can ssh to the router at the default address (192.168.1.1) the username is root the password is password. Unlike OpenWrt the telnet port is not open.
If you encounter problems with login, i.d. you can't login, this may very well be a problem with your firewall settings in Linux or Windows. If you have any firewalls, you may disable them. Also, once you set a password in OpenWrt, telnet will no longer functions (see above).
Try again after a minute or two. On the first bootup OpenWrt will be busy setting up the filesystem and generating SSH keys; the SSH server won't start until after the keys have been generated.
Once you've set a password new telnet connections are immediately terminated. You must SSH at that point.
doc/howto/firstlogin.txt · Last modified: 2013/10/20 15:47 by spacekpe