Solved Server asks for name & password for my router & extender

January 15, 2015 at 17:33:43
Specs: windows 8.1
I have Netgear router and extender. However the server is asking for a name and password which I have no clue The warning is that the name and password will be sent using basic authentication on a connection that isn't secure

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January 15, 2015 at 20:46:02
Assuming that this is your home or small office and that your router is the center of your network, meaning that you have no server of your own. if this is true then either you stumbled across a site that is trying to lure you into giving them your user name and password which others may be able to use against you, or your system is infected with malware and needs to be cleaned out.
Avoid any site that asks you for anything that you have not initiated. You Can use a web based email and therefore create and enter the proper password to use it, you should never supply personal or secure information just because some site asks you for it.
Download, Update, and Run Malwarebytes (freeversion) to check for malware that got passed your antivirus program. During the install, make sure that you uncheck the 'Free Trial'. Remove all it finds and then post back the log that is created. I will recommend that JohnW look at it to see if there will be more needed to make sure that your machine is clean.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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January 16, 2015 at 02:32:00
Also when you install malwarebytes, ensure you opt for custom install; and uncheck any boxes already checked, so that you install "only" the utility itself. This applies equally to any utility you may install. The "automatic" install invariably installs other "(not so) useful" stuff too - all of which you don't need..., and often causes problems anon.

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January 16, 2015 at 08:09:36
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"" is legitimate and is part of setting up your Netgear WiFi range extender. The username and password it's asking for is the one on the WiFi extender. If you've never set it up before, look in the manual for the generic logon name and password.

Do a Google search for and your will find several pages showing you how to set it up.

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January 16, 2015 at 12:09:42
User name: admin
Password: password

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