I have been looking into learning some basic hacking skills. I decided to try and hack my friends old cisco Linksys WRT 400N, to get at the admin password. I did some looking around and tried using a brute force/dictionary attack using Brutus. However I keep getting a timeout/throttle error, and brutus never actually attempts to make an attack. The setup I am using is the basic HTTP route, port 80/8080, 10 connections, 30 sec timeout, HEAD/ keepalive, and a reasonably up to date wordlist. Am I doing something wrong and/or is there a better way?
Thanks for your help