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Old 18 Jan 2012, 14:53
kerry oki kerry oki is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Persistent Wrong Username and Password Error

All my users, including myself get this error message when trying to sign into vbulletin 4:

Wrong username or password. You have used up your failed login quota! Please wait 15 minutes before trying again. Don't forget that the password is case sensitive. Forgotten your password? Click here!


I have researched and tried the following:

added this line to the config file:

define('DISABLE_HOOKS', true);

Went into admin tools and reset the cookies and path

Reset the style to default via admin tools

Cleared my own cache and cookies, tried different browsers

Reuploaded the files for the forum


This occurred after I restored the forum using a back up mysql file from a couple years ago. When I first installed it, I was able to sign in as the Admin and the board was working fine. But when I signed out, I get the error message as above. I'm now unable to access the forum other than with admin tools.

What to do?

--------------- Added 18 Jan 2012 at 19:26 ---------------

Fixed the problem myself.

My host settings somehow cause the forum to think everyone's IP is the same.

So I went to the control panel of my host and to the Mysql file. In the strike table, delete the file entries. This will let you sign in but won't solve the problem.

Then go sign into your forum , go to your Admin panel, and then and turn off the setting that makes the forum lock you out after five sign in attempts. In the Admin panel, go to Options = general settings = then select NO for this:

Use Login "Strikes" System
Setting this to no will disable the system that prevents a user (with a specific IP address) from logging into an account after entering an incorrect password 5 times.
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