you may have mistaken my last post as a solution, because of my word 'normal'.
I meant that the problem is as it was before disabling Duckduckgo, in other words a serious problem still.
Apologies for not getting back to you. I've been looking into this, have you been able to reset the modem by holding down the little reset button located under the SIM card cover? You should then be able to log into: http://192.168.0.1 admin / admin The user guide for this modem can also be found here. Does this issue with the authentication pop up happen on any other devices? it sounds like a strange authentication issue within the computer OS or actual modem itself.
Hi. thanks for support.
Both blue links take me to - guess what - the ZTE login screen -this morning anyway; and entering 'admin' gets me to this... A.
I am trying to poke the reset button here.....B but I'll try the hole above it. Difficult with eyes this age, but seeing this image it's clearer..
No, I use it only with laptop. At least I don't need a link to get to ZTE login page, many roads lead there so far no access to User Guide.. I feel sure it's a modem issue, for what that's worth.
So this is just update, and I'll continue poking the modem when I find something to do it with...and get back to you.
Toomey, it was a simple matter of the physical re-set, the method for which I hadn't searched (a fine clue on your part). Now modem is updated. And I EXPECT no more random roadblocks.
BTW I disabled auto updates while I was there. ? suggestions welcome.
Thanks folks for responses throughout.
Thanks for the update @fractial.
I'm glad you figured this one out! If something else comes up, feel free to drop by again!