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'I've forgotten the router password,' is a common problem. But first, which password do you need? If you want to login to your router configuration screen - you need the router login password. If you want to connect (say) a new laptop to your wireless internet connection ? you need the network key. This is the encryption key used to secure your wireless signal. Windows asks for this key when you try to connect. Here?s a rough guide to what to do in each case. For detailed instructions, check your manual. If you can't find a manual, follow the tip How To Find A Router Manual. 1) Retrieving a lost network key - so you can connect (say) a new laptop to your wireless network i) Login to your router. Do this by entering http://192.168.0.1 or whatever is correct for your model, into a web browser. Enter your router username and/or password at the prompt. If you don?t have these, see Step 2, ?Retrieving a lost router password?. ii) In the screen that you see, go to the section headed Wireless, Security, or similar. Every router is different, so you may have to hunt around. Key words to look for are Security, Wireless Settings, Encryption, WPA, (or WEP). Your network key will be here. It might be labelled PSK, pre-shared key, WPA or WEP key, WPA-PSK etc ? but that?s the one you need. Tip: Write the network key down on a label or piece of paper, and stick it to your router. 2) Retrieving a lost router username/password - so you can login to your router interface i) First, see if there is a label on the base of your router, showing the correct username and password. ii) Otherwise, try the defaults and see if they work. Common default usernames are admin, or blank (ie type nothing, just leave blank). Some common default passwords are password, admin, 1234, sky (for UK Sky users), or blank (no password). Check your manual for this, or try a Google search. It?s important that you find the correct default password for your router. iii) Defaults don?t work? You will have to resort to a hard reset. Beware. If you perform a hard reset, your router will be back at factory defaults. Your router login password will then be the default, BUT you will normally lose all your router settings. If you have a combined modem/router you will also lose your internet connection, until you have set up your router again. If you are very concerned about this, ask the person who set up your router to help you. Otherwise, you can do it yourself . Every router and ISP is different, but with your ISP login details and your manual (see How To Find a Router Manual ) you should be OK. For further help, visit your ISP?s website. Your router manufacturer?s website may also offer easy install software, and setup tips, if you need them. Print off any online information you need before performing the reset. iv) To reset - ensure you have a wired (ethernet) connection to your router, and that it is switched on. Find the router reset button, which may be an unmarked pinhole, often on the back of the router. Press and hold down the reset button as long as it takes to reset the router. This is typically 10 seconds or so (check the manual). v) You can now use your default password to login to the router, and set up your details afresh. I hope this tip helps you. Losing a password is a pain, and we've all done it. But - with a copy of your router manual - you can find those settings, and get back up and running fast. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All information is offered as is, without warranty. If you choose to use it, it is completely at your own risk. If you are in doubt, consult a local professional. Thanks to all Fixya contributors who helped with this tip.Updated Dec 09.

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i've forgotten my security password for the wireless and want to allow another computer access. as i'm not very technical is it difficult to reset andstart again?i don't want to be without the web.


If you have forgotten your LinkSys router password, the easiest thing to do is to reset your router to the factory default settings.
To restore the router configuration to factory defaults, hold the reset button on the unit for 30 seconds.
Once your router is hard reset, you will need to login and configure it again.
To reconfigure your LinkSys, connect a PC to one of it'sEthernet ports, load a web browser, and go to the URLhttp://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password to login to your router.
LinkSys Default Password
On older LinkSys routers, the default username is blank and the default password is "admin." While newer models, both the default username and the default password are set to "admin."
Once you go past the login screen, you should be able to reconfigure the LinkSys router.
Here are some of LinkSys Router models along with its Default usernames:

Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Ethernet routers: Administrator
Linksys WRT54G, BEFW11S4: admin
Linksys Comcast routers: comcast
All other Linksys routers: {none}
Here are some of LinkSys Router models along with its Default passwords:
Linksys Comcast routers: 1234
Linksys BEFW11S4: {none}
All other Linksys routers: admin
For those [none] username/password entries listed above, no name or password is required. Just skip or press the Enter/Return key when prompted for those settings.

Jul 18, 2011 | Zyxel (91-004-361002) Wireless Router

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forgotmy ssid and password


The SSID is the public name of your wireless network, so you should be able to find that out by looking at what your computer's network card is finding. The password that you mention is probably the Network Key. The Network Key is the password that you could type in when you first connect to the SSID of the wireless network. If you've forgotten this, you can go into the Admin settings of the router by opening a web browser and going to 192.168.0.1. The default login is admin for both user and password.

Jun 19, 2011 | D-Link DIR-600 Router

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ive forgotten my face book login pass word


If you've forgot your password for Facebook's login or your account was hacked, try using Facebook's account recovery page: https://www.facebook.com/recover.php
Just follow the appropriate prompts for your situation and it should let you log back in.
Please leave feedback if this was helpful. Thanks.

Apr 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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i forgot my user name and logon domain


If you've forgotten the Router password, then press the Router Reset button (a small point) located next to the Ethernet port on the Router to restore the Router to factory settings.
After resetting the Router to factory defaults, use the default name and password.

Router Login: http://192.168.1.1
Login Name: admin
Login Password: password

Jul 02, 2010 | NetGear WNR2000 Wireless Router

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Need Username and password to setup


it's unusual for a default password to be used bur tr typing 'password' as the password

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