I just updated the firmware from the stock admin interface, and gave the .bin file.
After update, the box booted, and showed me a login page with LuCI, but I can't login (invalid username/password). I tried:
root:[blank], root:root, root:password, kimax:kimax, admin:admin, admin:kimax, etc...
I have a ssh prompt working, asking for login and password, but same problem: root with no password doesn't work.
I tried with Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, Putty and WinSCP.
Any idea on how I could login or install an other firmware ?
The rom seems to have squashfs, but the device doesn't have any serial port.
I suppose that the default password is blank since etc/shadow file shows root::0:0:99999:7:::
Did I brick my device ? lol please help me I'm lost. If the only way is to solder wires on the board or do weird things, I will search for and do it. But before going into this, i'm asking here...
Thanks in advance (and sorry for my weird english :))
With putty, telnet on port 23 give me "connection refused".
I am connected with an ethernet cable.
I am using openwrt-ramips-mt7620-u25awf-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
With SSH on port 22, root without password give me an "access denied" message
Ok I'll give a another try.
From the openwrt guide: Watch for a boot message on the serial console and press a key (“f”) on the serial keyboard. This requires that you have attached a serial cable to the device. The message shown in the console is “ Press the [f] key and hit [enter] to enter failsafe mode”
But I will try again with different buttons/timings/leds/etc...
@Romain before going into soldering the serial port, maybe you could try to re-upload the image (or another one)? Usually you need to press the reset button while power is off, keep pressing and power on, then wait until leds start blinking to release the button. Then router will have an http page at default address where you can upload the image.
I did some new test. With wireshark I can see the "Please press button now to enter failsafe...". If I press the power button, it powers off. If I press reset button, or nothing, I got ping from response from 192.168.1.1 for about 10seconds.
During that time, no connection possible with telnet on 192.168.1.1
With SSH, I got a connection refused.
After these 10seconds, it boots normally with Luci asking for password. But I can't login...
It seems I can't trigger the failsafe button.
@trendy I can't manage to boot in the mode you described. It boots normally.
I noticed that once booted, or while booting, if I press briefly the power button, the blue LED (HDD) stays lit, with power LED (Orange). But I got no response with ping/http/ssh.
Bummer. I remember I enabled the tftpd on routers with this sequence back in the days. Looks like it is not used much anymore.
I have managed to connect to serial without soldering. If the pins are thick enough to fit the holes, then you are lucky. Or crocodile cables.
Then you'll need a serial ttl cable (usually has USB on one end and 4-8 cable pins on the other) and some terminal emulator, like Putty, Minicom, SecureCRT.
If I am not mistaken, cause it's been ten years since I last did that, I was pressing the reset button, powered on, waited for 15 seconds or so, the LEDs were blinking like Christmas tree, and ping was responding. At that point I released the reset button and pushed the image with TFTP to the router.
@anon69880279, not better with 12345678, so I tried all the collection: 0123456789, 1234567890, 123456789...
I should receive the UART USB adapter today !
I will try again with the same image, if its not better, I will (re)do a WRT firmware with the U25AWF patches and all that was used to make your image... I think there is the needed infos in the old forum's posts...
Hey wait a minute, if I have control with SSH, I could make new passwords and accounts