today i've build a fresh image without luci, dropbear and installed openssh-server on my tp-link router.
After flash the router lost all his settings. No problem to here. A backup is out there. But now, i can't login into the router.
With or without password or key.
I don't know what is wrong. Is my device now bricked? How can i login to my router?
As I recall, openssh-server, by default, prevents root logins and empty-password logins.
Without dropbear, I believe that unless you have already created another user and enabled sudo, TFTP or other recovery may be required.
See, for example
Solved using serial connection. Added my key to .ssh/authorized_keys and permitted root logins in sshd_config.
Now i can access my router without any problems.
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