Recovering a PPPoE Password from an Actiontec Q1000

I needed to find the PPPoE password on my Actiontec Q1000, but the web gui was not allowing me to do it.

So to grab the password, you need to telnet or ssh into your router. Find its ip, usually 192.168.0.1 and telnet or ssh in. Log in with your admin user account and password.Run the "dumpconfig" command and the last bit it spits out will be a section called PPPCredential. You can grab the password from here.

 You should see something like this:


===Actiontec xDSL Router===
Login: admin
Password:
 > dumpconfig

.....
 <X_00247B_PPPCredential>
      <Username>test@qwest.net</Username>
      <Password>M43MF55vG</Password>


This does not work sadly. The password is hashed or encrypted in some fashion. 

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