How to Access Your Router If You Forget the Password

Forgot the password to access your router? Do not worry. We will help you learn how to access your router if you forget the password. Just read on to find the answer to your problem.

Setting Up the Default Username and Password

When you cannot login into the router after your forget your password, you need to enable password recovery. You can open any browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome.

Then, follow the steps below:

  • Once you launch any Internet browser page, make sure your device is connected to your router’s network.
  • Enter the default router IP address that is, 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1.
  • You will be asked to enter the login ID and password. In most cases, the default username and password is ‘admin/admin’ or ‘admin/blank’.
  • In case, it does not match, or you have changed your default username and password, then the only thing to do is hard reset your router.

How to Hard Reset Router to Factory Settings

The only way to access your router after all failed attempts to recover your password, is hard resetting your router to factory settings.

Warning: Hard reset will cause you to lose all your Wi-Fi settings. Thus, you will need to save all your settings again after the hard reset that includes giving your network a new SSID as well as password.

Plug in your router into a power supply and find a tiny button at the back of your device. Using a pin or paper clip, press the button for about 30 seconds. The lights on the router device will flicker and flash. The router will reboot itself within a few minutes.

Now, open a browser and enter the default IP address of your router. Enter the default username and password to access the router admin page.

That’s it. Once you gain access to the admin page you can change the settings as per your needs and save the changes. This time make sure you write all your passwords and usernames in a safe place, in case you forget your password in future.

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