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How To Reset Your Linksys Router Password

If you have forgotten your Linksys router password, the easiest thing to do is to reset your router to the factory default settings and then go through the router setup process.

  1. To restore the router configuration to factory defaults, hold the reset button on the unit for 30 seconds.
  2. Once your router is hard reset, you will need to login and go through the router setup process.
  3. To reconfigure your Linksys, connect a PC to one of it's Ethernet ports, load a web browser, and go to http://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.
  4. On older Linksys routers, the default username is blank and the default password is "admin."
  5. On newer Linksys routers, both the default username and the default password are set to "admin."
  6. Once you are past the login screen, you are able to reconfigure the Linksys router.
  7. Go to the management tab and change the administrator password to keep others from accessing your router.

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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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i need to secure the network from my router ....how do i do this?


  • 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 reconfigure it again.

  • To reconfigure your LinkSys, connect a PC to one of it's Ethernet ports, load a web browser, and go to the URL http://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." On newer Linksys routers, both the default username and the default password are set to "admin."
    Once you are past the login screen, you are able to reconfigure the LinkSys router.
    You want to go to the management tab and change the administrator password to something else to keep others from accessing your router.

  • After changing the administrator password then you will need to enable WEP or WAP security so your nosy neighbors aren't tapping into your wireless network. I am picking up 4 networks with my pc antenna.

  • Oct 11, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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    lost my password and cannot connect new netbook


    hi
  • 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.
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    To reconfigure your LinkSys, connect a PC to one of it's Ethernet ports, load a web browser, and go to the URL http://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." On newer Linksys routers, both the default username and the default password are set to "admin."

    Once you are past the login screen, you are able to reconfigure the LinkSys router.
    You want to go to the management tab and change the administrator password to something else to keep others from accessing your router.
  • Step 3 After changing the administrator password then you will need to enable WEP or WAP security so your nosy neighbors aren't tapping into your wireless network. I am picking up 4 networks with my pc antenna.
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    How can I reset an unknown admin pw on Linksys RV042 VPN Router? I'm the new IT guy here, and I don't have the admin pw for our VPN router (and I need to provide remote access to a colleage working remotely. Thanks!!!


    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 reconfigure it again.
    To reconfigure your LinkSys, connect a PC to one of it's Ethernet ports, load a web browser, and go to the URL http://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 Password: Admin
    On older LinkSys routers, the default username is blank and the default password is "admin." On newer Linksys routers, both the default username and the default password are set to "admin."
    Once you are past the login screen, you are able to reconfigure the LinkSys router

    Apr 16, 2009 | Linksys RV042 VPN Router

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    how do I login to my linksys


    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 reconfigure it again.To reconfigure your LinkSys, connect a PC to one of it's Ethernet ports, load a web browser, and go to the URL http://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.the default username is blank and the default password is "admin." On newer Linksys routers, both the default username and the default password are set to "admin."

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