I searched the forum and it seems like I'm the only one who has this issue. My login password changes by itself after a firmware update. The first time I thought I forgot the password and had to do a factory reset, but this time I'm 100% certain that the password changed by itself. Is that a known issue? Do I have to do a factory reset every time I do a firmware update?
Is there a way to reset the password without a factory reset?
The only time I've had to research the default password was when I hard/factory reset to move from being the main router to a node. All firmware updates kept the same password as far as I can remember.
I can't think of any way to reset it back to the default without hard resetting it. It would be a security risk and likely patched by ASUS if there was a way.
I am on firmware Version 188.8.131.52.384.5979. I am also having this problem. I am going to update to the latest. Funny thing is it would not accept my login, but when I clicked on the update website, I was already logged in? The router gui loaded right up and I was able to get into my router?