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info24hs
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mikrotik wrong username or password

Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:27 pm

when i open winbox and connect in host the mikrotik show me "wrong username or password" i don't changed the password or username, restart but don't have success.


sorry my english

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Re: mikrotik wrong username or password

Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:10 am

Was it old RouterOS version? If so its likely been hacked. Good news is, being old version you can use the same hack to re-gain access - but once its been compromised you should take config export, make sure no bad config is in there, and do a fresh net-install.
 
pacman88
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Re: mikrotik wrong username or password

Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:32 pm

this issue keeps happening to me when my winbox version is to old for the used RouterOS version - just try to update winbox before you do anything else.

@mikrotik:
please add a more usable error message because even though it happened to me a couple of times I am regularly confused for some time before I figure it out again.

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Re: mikrotik wrong username or password

Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:56 pm

WinBox v3.18 doesn't connect to RB with empty password out-of-the box.

Just login via WebFig / SSH / telnet and set a password (may even be empty).



WinBox login w/o password seems to works fine..
Last edited by nescafe2002 on Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
 
pacman88
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Re: mikrotik wrong username or password

Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:32 pm

WinBox v3.18 doesn't connect to RB with empty password out-of-the box.
i can't confirm this - i am pretty sure I did exactly that last week

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Re: mikrotik wrong username or password

Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:00 pm

You are correct :)

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