AFAIK, the management web interface is not enabled until you get some sort of ADSL connection (at least, I have not been able to access it) so it seems to be impossible for me to ascertain the state of the router unless it can establish some sort of connection. Ideally, I would like to unlock it and upgrade the firmware to get WPA2-PSK wireless encryption, since the current firmware only supports WEP.
Any suggestions? The Tripod site doesn't give any guidelines as far as I can see for this situation.
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