07-28-2012 07:13 PM
ValetLinkSys: Not helpful: you are repeating info from earlier in the thread and missing the point. You clearly haven't read the thread.
The point is the Cisco Connect software should not require the router admin password to be the same as the passpharse. What's more, Cisco Connect stores your password/passphrase in a plain text file here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Cisco Systems\Cisco Connect\Settings\Settings.xml
It seems Cisco has decided to sacrifice security for user friendliness. Perhaps its okay for most people to not be so careful, but it seems very wrong for Cisco to be using such lax security without notifying users of these choices. Shouldn't security be one of the issues on the forefront for a networking company?
07-28-2012 10:34 PM
I was quite surprised with the new EA4500 setup. It seems that Cisco has listened to us. When I setup the router with the connect software, it prompted for seperate admin and wifi passwords. Now if they could roll this back to the setups for the older routers, then we'd be closer to a more secure router...
08-07-2012 02:47 PM
Is separate passwords working for anyone else? For me on me EA4500, the admin password and wireless key are still the same.
09-08-2012 07:47 AM
The situation is worse than you have indicated. Not only does Cisco Connect require the passwords to be the same. It is so helpful that it will display the password you have set on the router when it complains that the admin and wifi password aren't the same. How the hell did it get my router password when I set it through the router admin screen and not through Cisco Connect software? What security hole lets that happen?!
12-01-2012 08:25 AM
Any progress on getting this problem remedied in Cisco Connect ?
Is there a new version of Cisco Connect that doesn't require the Modem Admistration password match the Wireless connect password ?
01-05-2013 10:22 AM
I was wondering if you had any luck in getting this resolved using the Cisco Connect software? I just reinstalled my software and will either not use the connect software or try making the wireless passwords different. So far not many people have the original password.