[SOLVED] DDWRT web gui rejects password

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Wierdest thing. I can access my DD-WRT v24sp2 from ssh just fine. But EXACT same login password on the web login is not recognized. Could they be different?? This always used to work before. I've made no recent changes. Something trivially simple??? I haven't accessed the gui in a year. I tried kill 0; got reboot but no joy I tried kill the httpd; httpd disappeard; i restarted; no joy I tried https login; no joy I tried default root/admin login; no joy I bypassed local privoxy; no joy haven't killed my local iptables since my own web access works fine I will soon give up and just do the hard (HowTos)