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locked out wireless access point

Discussion in 'Wireless' started by mojorisin, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. mojorisin

    mojorisin Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi all

    Does anyone know how to gain access to a Spectrum24 4131 Wireless Access Point

    it is not accepting the login and password and apparently there is a way of shorting pins inside to cold reset it as it doesnt have a button on the outside

    anyone have any knowledge of this access point ?
     
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  2. GmanUK

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    Hi mojorisin

    Looks like you have got a good one here....its a rarity to have a question go unanswered for more than a few hours on CF never mind a day and a half!! :eek:

    I am working on this one so if you come up with anything let me know....otherwise I will let you know what I have dug up tomorrow (Monday)

    :rolleyes:
     
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  3. wizard

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  4. GmanUK

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    Yeah tis indeed. I had one of these in my network at one point...sadly not anymore. On the Symbol site there are 3 linked 'Manuals', however no mention of resetting the device without logging in to the user interface first! Bit difficult if you are locked out :rolleyes:
     
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  5. wizard

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    Yeah I got hold of the manual and there's no mention of shorting any pins.

    Edit: It looks like you can get to the config menu using a serial connection no password required
     
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  6. hbroomhall

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    I saw that - but it wasn't clear if the reset could be done from there.

    Harry.
     
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  7. wizard

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    Look at 5.1.2. of the manual if you have the serial interface enabled you can still get to the admin mode even if you don't have admin privileges.
     
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  8. mojorisin

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    This is the access point in question and i have seen that you can access it via the serial connection i will be trying this on monday will keep you posted as to how it goes

    cheers guys :)
     
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  9. GmanUK

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    Hi mojorisin

    You were asking at the start of this thread if there was a way to reset your WAP via a pin short. This is the official way:

    On the RS232 port connect pins 2 and 3 as shown in the picture and switch the AP on for about 15 seconds. Switch off, disconnect the pins and switch on again. It should boot into factory default inclusive login and password.

    (Nothing like a bit of digging!) :D

    Hope this sorts out your problem.

    G
     

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  10. mojorisin

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    When you say connect these pins i take it you mean short across them with say a screwdriver or such a metal object ?

    thanks for finding the info for me much appreciated :biggrin
     
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  11. GmanUK

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    No worries, always happy to help! :thumbleft

    Yeah a screwdriver or similar would do the trick :biggrin
     
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  12. hbroomhall

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    I'm impressed at your digging! I searched a bit, and found the manual for the beast, but no hint of this reset proceedure.

    Harry.
     
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  13. GmanUK

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    I raised a ticket with Symbol's technical business support desk under my works name....they got back pretty quick actually :biggrin :onthePC
     
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  14. hbroomhall

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    Nice one!

    Harry.
     
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  15. mojorisin

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    another quicky don't suppose you can remember off hand what the default ip address is ?

    No worries it kept the same ip address for some weird reason and only reset the password to the default ???


    Thanks for all the help
     
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    plese help me

     
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    after i reset the 2-3 pin and i the network hung
    please hlp me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. Sparky
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    Move the PINs then..
     
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  19. hbroomhall

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    Er - it goes to factory default, according to the info. So you will need to set it up again. If you don't do that the defaults may not match the rest of the network.

    Welcome to CF by the way. Head on over to the introductions topic and tell us about yourself a bit!

    Harry
     
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  20. thesynapseuk

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    Hi all,

    I've read this thread and I'm having the same kind of 'being locked out' problem with the Symbol AP-4131. I've looked in the manual and then found this thread and I've tried shorting pins 2 and 3 a number of times now because it doesn't seem to be working.

    Router is still working by the way - all the correct lights are on!

    Anyway, after reset I should as I understand it be able to access the router's admin page at 10.1.1.1 within a web browser (default in manual) and then use default user name and password. thing is, I'm not finding anything at at IP address.

    Can anyone explain to me why this might be? Many thanks in advance.
     

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