How to Reset the Password of Your Router

You may at times need to access the router administration page and make changes in the settings. Accessing the administration page is not something that you visit everyday. Thus, it is very natural to forget the password of the router that helps give you access to the admin page.

Let us learn how to reset the password of your router and gain access to the settings.

Check if the Default Username and Password is Accessible

Before taking any extreme measures, try the default username and password. Most of the time, the default username and password is printed on the router body. In many cases, the router username is ‘admin’ or ‘administrator’ and password is ‘password’ or ‘admin’. In some cases, the password is kept blank. Try entering this information and you may get to the administration page with ease.

Resetting Router password

In case the default username and password are not working, it means you or the network technician may have changed it at some point. Now, in order to access the router’s setting page, you have to reset the router to default. Only then can you access the router page and make changes in the settings. Keep in mind, resetting will cause your router to lose all saved settings. Thus, you will have to enter all the settings as well as change the network SSID name and password again.

Now, to reset your router, you have to locate a tiny button on the router that says ‘Reset’. Press it for about 10 to 15 seconds and you will find all the lights on the router blinking. This means you have successfully hard reset your router. All the default settings will be restored and you will find the factory default network name of your WiFi in your network list.

Open the router admin page and enter the default username and password. This will open up the home page of the administration page and you can change the default password, if you wish.

As you can see, it is very easy to reset the password for your router.

References:

  1. http://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=139791
  2. http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001204.htm
  3. http://www.howtogeek.com/131338/how-to-access-your-router-if-you-forget-the-password

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