I think you picked a virus or malware. The regular Softpedia download does not ask for any credentials (checked myself just now). Access to the router to load the firmware does, of course....What's with the Softpedia website!! Only way I could D/L the 378.55 firmware was through them. Now I have to submit my user and password for the router. Only thing is, I don't know remember my user name for the router. I never had to use it before! What BS!! Only because I can't access Merlin's latest firmware update, non-beta from Merlin's firmware page! WTF! Never had this issue before!!