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Recover PPPoE password from D-link router

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by LoveGod, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. LoveGod New Member

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    Hello to all,

    I'm kinda new here so i came with a question hoping for a solution.

    I've got a D-link router and i have seemed to lost my PPPoE password, its in asterisk and i'm wondering how can i recover it? If somebody has an answer please help me

    Thank you
  2. wiak

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    if you lost it contact your ISP and get them to send it to you via snail mail or via email (if you got mobile you can read email on) etc
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    i seriously don't wanna get in trouble with my parents. they will kill me, i really need to know how to recover it from the router itself
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    Look for an option that says "Save current configuration to file", it saves a .dat file to the location you choose, open the file using word-pad.....see if you can find the password there. My solution isn't specific to D-Link, most ADSL/VDSL routers' HTTP management pages have such an option.

    Alternatively, if your forgetting the PPPoE password has put you in a fix, ask your ISP to reset it.
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    reset? 99.99% of the time they just mail you the username and password :p
    the last 1% is just for show
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    Alright, it's upto the ISP....the logic remains.
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    Not sure if you can do this on d-link routers, but perform a nvram dump and all the settings should be displayed in plain text. You could also save your config file, but i'm pretty sure the data would be encrypted on that
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    It worked for me. I used Oo_O to open the .cfg file, you can use Windows Wordpad as well.

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    Behind the cyan boxes is my PPPoE id and password in plain text :)

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    Thanx for all the replies guys. I'll try it in a couple of days when i get home

    @Homeless: can you explain how to do that? im kinda newbie
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    you can always push the reset button for 5 seconds to restore the router to its default configuration
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    Just tell your parents that your router automatically reset itself. 99% of the time if your parents don't understand how it works they will believe you... lol. Then just call your ISP and get the info
  12. btarunr

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    And lose other important settings such as IP/gateway configuration in the process.
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Phone your ISP and reqeust your username and password (they should tell you this over the phone) simples :D

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