Belkin Wireles Router Login

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July 23, 2011 at 18:54:15
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.362 GHz / 2047 MB
I have an F5D7632-4 (Ver7000uk) Wireless Router with the latest firmware.

The Login Timeout on the settings webpage has never been changed from its default of 10 minutes. Recently I have noticed that even if I go back immediately I have to log in again with my password.

I tried saving settings of 1 (min) and 99 (max) in the hope this would shake it into working again but it didn't. I also did a factory reset of the router and set it up again but this didn't cure it either.

I have found that I am able to get around this by using the address line which appears in my browser after I have gained access, which is "192.168.2.1/index.stm". In the past the timeout worked fine with just "192.168.2.1".

Has anyone an idea why this has started happening? It is the same in both IE and Firefox.


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#1
July 25, 2011 at 07:57:41
Recently I have noticed that even if I go back immediately I have to log in again with my password.

What do you mean by "go back"?

If you mean you log out of the management interface, well, then you've logged out and going back in, even immediately, requires you to login again. Just for the record, when you break the connection to the management interface by killing the web browser, it's the same thing as logging out. The router knows the connection has been severed because the socket closes.

If you want to leave it open and accessible for a period of time, then you have to either open another tab in your browser, or open another browers entirely, leaving the one with the management interface open.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
July 25, 2011 at 08:06:03
What I used to do is go to the settings webpage using "192.168.2.1" and open it with my password. Then, without logging out, I could go to another website or even close IE. If I then went to the settings page within 10 minutes it would open without requiring a password. This was also the case with other browsers and various different computers (from W98 to Win7).

The above is now only the case if I use "192.168.2.1/index.stm", whereas it used to keep the page open for 10 minutes if I used just "192.168.2.1".

"192.168.2.1" alone is what is almost always suggested for this router.

It's no big deal, I just have to use "192.168.2.1/index.stm" now, but I can't understand what has suddenly made this necessary.


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#3
July 25, 2011 at 09:57:21
I suspect a change has been made in the firmware of the unit..........at least, that's the only thing I can think of that would explain the difference.

Did you update the firmware recently?

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
July 25, 2011 at 10:13:18
No, they haven't had a firmware update for a a couple of years or so. I have the latest but this oddity only came along recently.

I've seen references in Google to the longer address but nothing that helps. Similarly the definitions for stm (streaming) left me cold in this respect.

It's all very weird but I can always create shortcuts to save remembering that lot.


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