Covad Netopia 4622-xl-t Router password reset & more

Paul Fasel
, President

I just inherited a Netopia 4622-xl-t router it was a leftover from a clients network upgrade. I wanted learn about how it works, and since they are not worth very much I was hoping to see if there was a way I could re-program it to do load balancing and fail over on our network. The reason I am posting this is because it is a COVAD branded Netopia, and COVAD routers have passwords, the standard version of this router does not. So after about 10 tries I guessed the correct username and password combo, and POOF! I was in. now to see what this thing can do.