This is a security feature... It only does this so that someone looking over your shoulder cannot see what you are typing... Type it carefully and correctly on the keyboard and it will allow you to login.
Note that the new actiontech firmware will actually show more characters than you have actually typed and it is random. Example: I press one letter and 3 dots/ astrix show up. This is also for security and you should just type the password and ignore what is displayed.
Written by Paul C- fiosfaq
Last updated on 06.01.07