From Pine View Farm

Down at the Farm 1

Woke up this morning to no blog.

Sometime during the night, the router reset itself to default settings, which means that it closed port 80 and denied access to the webserver without a password.

Since no password is set up for remote access to the network in the router’s default settings, well, d’oh!

Cure: 1/2 hour of panicky trouble-shooting, followed by unplugging the router for 10 seconds, plugging it back in, teleporting into it using the default highly insecure password, reopening port 80, and changing the password to something secure.

As with most trouble-shooting, finding the problem was the worst part; fixing it was easy.

Normally, I’d blame the cat. She likes to curl up in the network entrance and has knocked me offline before, but the door to the cabinet was closed.

I think I’ll blame the cat anyway. She’s got to be good for something besides mousing.


1 comment

  1. Second Son

    December 9, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Net died late the night before. I wasn’t about to wake you up to fix it then. My trouble-shooting, it would seem, was a complete failure.