Want to SSH or Telnet into a Cisco Wireless AP with Default Username and Password?

By | March 28, 2016

You probably know, that you can't enable ssh or telnet on a Cisco AP, until you have set a custom password, different from the default credentials ( username = Cisco, password = Cisco).

The Cisco WLC prevents you from that indeed bad practice.

But finally, with AC-Tube, the Open Source CAPWAP AC, you are free to do even this! Because AC-Tube is still in an early development stage, there is no fool proof web interface, where you simply check a box to enable SSH or telent. But if you open an sqlite3 shell and modify the wtpprops table while you have actube running with a  joined AP you get it to work.

Isn't it nice? Isn't it?

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