Just received an MT300N and am trying to figure out the fastest way possible of upgrading them with our own openwrt firmware.
Typically, I have to set up a wireless laptop and connect to the router then upgrade the firmware. It would be much faster if I could do it using the web interface with the DHCP IP that is pulled to the WAN port when first connecting the unit.
I connect to port 83, it asks me to set a password which I do, then it immediately says the password is wrong, mismatched.
I then fire up a new tab and re-connect to port 83 and this time get a login screen.
I enter the password I used and the 16 digit S/N found on the device but always get ‘Input is wrong’.
I’ve tried this on several of these devices but it never works. It would be much faster if I could reach the device using port 83, then upgrade it’s firmware with mine and be done in a few minutes.
You have a cable, why not directly connect to the LAN port and connect http://192.168.8.1 ?
Because the LAN port tries to pick up a DHCP IP, gets one, then goes offline. It never comes up with IP 192.168.8.1, only the wireless interface does as I recall. However, the WAN port does pick up a DCHP IP which I can reach as I said, can enter the new password but then it always tells me it is wrong.
It seems I am able to reach the device using the DHCP IP but that there is an issue on the device with never allowing access at this point. This happened with others because I keep trying to simplify the upgrade method with these devices.
As you can see, I can reach the device;
Nmap scan report for 192.168.2.142
Host is up (0.00048s latency).
Not shown: 999 closed ports
PORT STATE SERVICE
83/tcp open mit-ml-dev
MAC Address: E4:95:6E:40:E0:03 (Unknown)
I then browse to that IP and am asked to login using the password and S/N. However, just like all the others I’ve tried, entering the new password I just created and the S/N lead only to an error, no login.
have you modified the firmware? What LAN don’t come with a static IP?
I explained the entire process I’ve done above :).
I have not gotten to any point of modifying anything, I am simply wanting to gain access via hardware interface rather than the wireless interface in order to upgrade it with our own firmware.
As explained above, I can reach the device on the WAN port (DHCP IP) but it never responds to entering the new password I created and using the S/N.
It is doing the same thing as some previous versions always did, forcing us to use a wireless laptop connection to upgrade the devices which is a much longer process for us.
See, look at the image. It is still running gl.inet firmware. I am trying to avoid having to use a wireless method because then it takes long as we have to copy the image to a usb stick, move it to the laptop, etc etc. Being able to log in using the hardware nic would make it much faster.
As you can see, I have access via port 83, I have set up a password and I am now trying to log in but it never allows log in, always saying input is wrong.
Never mind, I found a simple way of doing it by adding a wireless usb device to the PC. Now it has access to both networks that it needs.