Login to Cisco WRT54GH router's administration page fails

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Core
Networking: HTTP
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
7 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: mandarke, Unassigned)

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6 Branch
x86_64
Linux
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

7 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:6.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0
Build ID: 20110804180810

Steps to reproduce:

tried to access my router's administration site.


Actual results:

entered my username/password several times to no avail. clicked on cancel and was presented with - 

401 Authorization Required
Browser not authentication-capable or authentication failed.


Expected results:

after entering my username/pass (which were correct) i should have been presented with my router's administration site.

Comment 1

7 years ago
Are you using non-ASCII characters (accents, other charsets, ...) in your username or password ?
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Comment 2

7 years ago
(In reply to Jo Hermans from comment #1)
> Are you using non-ASCII characters (accents, other charsets, ...) in your
> username or password ?

nope. using british english + uk keymap.
Does it work if you open http://matti.no-ip.org/basic/ and enter test / test ?

Updated

7 years ago
Summary: Cisco WRT54GH → Login to Cisco WRT54GH router's administration page fails
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Comment 4

7 years ago
(In reply to Matthias Versen (Matti) from comment #3)
> Does it work if you open http://matti.no-ip.org/basic/ and enter test / test
> ?

yes, it works fine.

this presents a baffling situation.
You could create a http log and attach it here (with the "add an attachment" link):
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/HTTP_Logging
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Comment 6

7 years ago
Created attachment 554044 [details]
cisco router
Thank your for the log, I hope a developer will look at it
Component: General → Networking: HTTP
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → networking.http
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Comment 8

7 years ago
(In reply to Matthias Versen (Matti) from comment #7)
> Thank your for the log, I hope a developer will look at it

this problem is also present in the mozillateam ppa version of firefox 7. i've gone back to using 3.6 as i had other problems with firefox 6.

Comment 9

7 years ago
I have the "same" problem (FF5 & now FF6), though my WRT45G is running DD-WRT firmware.  However, it only occurs on the Linux version of FF.  I have not seen it on the WinXP box.  If I reboot the router, I can login with the Linux version once, then next time it won't re-auth.  A wireshark trace shows this response from the router:
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HTTP/1.0 401 Unauthorized

Content-Type: text/html

Server: httpd

Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2011 12:43:46 GMT

Connection: close

Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate
     <==== Clue??
Cache-Control: post-check=0, pre-check=0

Pragma: no-cache

WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="PF_DD-WRT"



<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>401 Unauthorized</TITLE></HEAD>
<BODY BGCOLOR="#cc9999"><H4>401 Unauthorized</H4>
Authorization required. please note that the default username is "root" in all newer releases
</BODY></HTML>
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Each time, this response is segmented into 2 packets with the above in the first packet and FIN,ACK with TCP timestamps (TSval,TSecr) in the 2nd packet.  You'd think that FF would display the 401 unauthorized page; but no, it stays on the router info page with a dotted box around the tab I clicked on...

Almost sounds like packet reassembly might differ on WinXP v. Linux...  though that's just a UNscientific WAG...
HTH
Just to make sure, is the problem still there with a current aurora or beta build?

Comment 11

7 years ago
Appears to be resolved for me under 6.0.1 & 6.0.2 so I'm OK for now... Thanks.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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Comment 12

7 years ago
(In reply to Pierre Fortin from comment #11)
> Appears to be resolved for me under 6.0.1 & 6.0.2 so I'm OK for now...
> Thanks.

yup. confirmed working for me under 6.0.2 on ubuntu 10.10
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Comment 13

7 years ago
as of today 2011.09.26 it is broken again.
(In reply to mandarke from comment #13)
> as of today 2011.09.26 it is broken again.

Sorry no one didn't get to this note, but is this still broken and is this for sure still this particular bug?
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Comment 15

7 years ago
not sure if it's the same in v6 but in v7 it's solved by unticking the "Tell websites I do not want to be tracked" tick box.
Ah, I think there's a known issue on that; some routers are just broken with that header...
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