Before we go further, I should tell you that I am not recommending you do this. Nor have I tested this advice to determine its accuracy. I merely report that this information is making its way around the Web.
Post author rcilink advises that before you try this at home, you should be in sync with these three assumptions:
- You can get to the WEB interface and set the USER password.
- Ideally, the device has never downloaded updates, or talked to the provider.
- You have a TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) server setup on your network.
The instructions follow:
- Put the following two files in the TFTP root folder.
- Disconnect from the Internet (avoids downloading cfg files)
- Boot your PAP2 in your network.
- Browse to the web page of the PAP2.
- In SYSTEM, set a User password of 1234
- Click the SAVE SETTINGS button.
- Refresh the link (you login with user and 1234)
- Modify the link to show (http) »192.168.1.5/upgrade?tftp://192.168.1.1..
- Examine the status leds.. Power should turn RED when it is done. Give it a minute or two, dont interrupt it.
- Once red, point browser at your PAP2. (our IP in this example is 192.168.1.5)
- Click the "admin login" link near the top-right.
- Click the PROVISIONING tab and set PROVISION ENABLE=NO.
- Click SAVE SETTINGS.
- Now, modify the link to show (http)»192.168.1.5/upgrade?tftp://192.168.1.1..
- Done. Your Linksys PAP2 will eventually reboot (2 blue LEDs) (BE PATIENT) and (then) you can click the "admin login" near the top-right.