How to hack your Belkin router

It innocently (like many cool things) started off with the replacement of my current modem router with a Belkin N1 Vision gigabit router:

I would have gone with a Airport Extreme base-station instead, but the local Apple stores have been out of stock for weeks. During my upgrades I stumbled across a mysterious page on the router (http://routerip/wukongjiuwo.html) which opens up a console window straight onto the Belkin’s operating system:

Once there you can control the router remotely (not sure why you want to do this) but you will also be able to run any Linux command (repeat after me: rm -rf / ….. DONT!). Very quickly you will spot that /www directory and within a number of pages such as http://routerip/wifi.html – which provides you great opportunity to tweak TX-settings:

Where does the above lead? Just a matter of time until you will be able to flash your router with a custom-firmware.

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6 Responses

  1. Mackory says:

    please can you tell me how to make a beautiful tag cloud as yours?

    thanks!

  2. Frenchie says:

    i only get a 404 error when i enter http://routerip/wukongjiuwo.html… and yes i entered the ip of my router…

  3. Da says:

    wireless_wifi.html

  4. DaJedi says:

    i had to cmd “ls” files in /www/ then found wireless_wifi.html worked perfect i would advise not being a messer and change something unless you know what you are doing.

    use “http://routerip/wireless_wifi.html”

  5. Andy Wyant says:

    I tried typing in “http://routerip/wireless_wifi.html” and all I got was that stupid “404 error” page. What do I do?

  1. December 31, 2011

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