Roommate hacked my BEFSR41 V4.3.02 router

June 13, 2010 at 09:45:38
Specs: Windows XP, 2.7 gigaherz up to 2
Making a long story short on accessing the router's config pages everything is jibberish, my roommates reset in my absence but did not secure the password so it was left wide open.I am hoping they did not flash with wrong firmware which is my suspicion. I can't get to "update firmware" w/o router working. I have also retried disk install to no avail.

Help, tell me I am not fried, I have set up many networks and have not encountered this ever!!!

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June 13, 2010 at 09:48:59
Addendum: The reset button won't work, the router is mew about 6-8 mo. I went to the Linksys site but how can I install the firmware if everything in the router's set up is jibberish, i.e. where administration would be is "untitled" or blank.

Thanks, frustrated and stumped in the Big Easy!!!

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June 13, 2010 at 15:51:10
Here is a picture of the jibberish:


How can I change any settings like this?

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June 13, 2010 at 15:55:49
O.k. guys it's been a long night, here is the correct link for the jibberish!

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June 14, 2010 at 01:04:42
If the reset button ( press it in and hold for ten seconds) and you still get a scrambled GUI when you try to access the admin page then I would be looking at replacement.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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June 14, 2010 at 15:34:31
Same thing on reset.

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June 14, 2010 at 15:40:33
Conclusion: Router is fried.

Question though, same thing happened to my D-Link wired router, is this because of a severe hack to the router, and modification or like a big bolt of lightning, just curious as this is my 2nd router in 6 months, of course don't tell anybody, the Linksys was $44.00 and the D-Link at $90-100.

Both routers would loose the password after a storm, any suggestions on which economical but yet reliable that can not be intruded so easily?

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