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Old September 8th, 2007, 11:27 AM
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Default Recover ISP password from mr814

Is there a way to read my ISP's password from the mr814, maybe through the netgear.cfg file somehow? Putting the netgear.cfg file into a text editor just gives gibberish.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 01:16 PM
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Try Googling Mognut's Utility -- note that this is designed to address the Sky/Netgear DG834GT which has modified firmware so it probably will not work with the 814 -- but worth a look.

Part of Mognut's function is to allow Sky users to extract a hard coded ISP username and password (so that Sky users can employ alternative routers).
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Old September 10th, 2007, 09:27 PM
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Thanks for the advice, doesn't seem to work on the 814 though. Any other thoughts?
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Old September 10th, 2007, 10:38 PM
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Wouldn't it have been quicker to phone the ISP and ask for a password reset?
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the password is in the router config page
I have a netgear WGR614v3
Open the main router config page on IE
this page is made with many frames. Right click on the frame where u can see ur ISP username and password and check page address on properties page. Put this address on navigation bar and press Return.

u will get the frame on a single page. then u have just to display the Source of that age (I use Firefox, Menu Display> Source code).

scroll down and u will find ur password clear in the source code.
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Default Re: Recover ISP password from mr814

stuff like this you just call ISP and reset the password.

sounds like quick fixes
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I suspect the original poster will have solved their password problem by now.
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There is a pretty simple way to recover an ISP password from a netgear.cfg file. I discovered this using a DG834G provided by the post office which comes pre-configured with the username and password.
1. Open a webpage (I'm using I.E 7) and type "192.168.0.1" (without quotes) and you will be asked to enter a username and password. By default the username is "admin" and the password is "password" (again don't type the quotes). If it is a pre-configured Sky router then the password is "sky".
2. In the left hand menu click "Backup Settings" and then the "Backup" button in the "Save a Copy of Current Settings". A file download box will appear, click "Save". A "Save as" box will appear, click the desktop icon on the left then at the bottom of the box under "Save as type" use the drop down menu to select "All files". Where the filename above says "netgear.cfg", delete it and type "netgear.xml" (hope no one is typing any quotes!) and click "Save".
3. Close all windows and go back to your desktop. You should see a new icon called "netgear.xml". Right click the icon and select "Edit". a Notepad opens with your routers configuration displayed. Use the scroll bar at the bottom to move the page along untill you find your login under "Login" and password under "Password". These fields appear twice in this text and in the first set the field is blank. Scroll a bit further and you will see them again clearly displaying your email address/router login and your routers password in plain text!
Please note that after the last letter in these fields there is a box type icon, if you copy and paste your password do not include this in the copy or paste as it does not form part of the password.
Hope this helps someone.

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