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How do I reset LinkSys Router Default Password?

When you forget your Linksys router password, you will need to reset it back to the factory defaults. You can restore the router configuration to back to the factory by following the steps outlined below:

1. Hold in the reset button of the router for 30 seconds. 2. Unplug your power cord for 30 seconds 3. Plug back your power cord4. Wait for a few seconds then release the reset button.
NOTE:¨ When holding in the reset button, make sure that you do not release it until you are sure that it has been compressed for at least 30 seconds or more.

¨ This procedure resets the router back to all its factory default settings thus apart from affecting your username and password, it will also affect your configuration and IP addressing.

Once this is complete, you can now login and reconfigure your password. To do this:

1. Connect a PC to one of the Linksys router Ethernet ports

2. Open your web browser and go to the URL http://192.168.1.1. This will take you to a web page with a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password to login required to login to your router

3. On older LinkSys routers, the username is set to blank and the password is set to "admin" (without the quotes). On newer Linksys routers, both the default username and the default password are set to "admin".

4. Click on login. You have logged in to the Administrator account and are now able to access and change a number of configuration options for your router.

5. Click on management tab then change your administrator password to any password that you like. Remember to choose a strong password that others cannot guess but that will be easy enough for you to remember.

6. You can also choose to reconfigure other aspects of you Linksys router at this point.

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To reset the Linksys back to the default settings - Press and hold the pinhole RESET button at the back of therouter with the power ON for 20 secs. then release the RESET button.
To connect to your wireless router, the router's wireless settings needs to beconfigured with the SSID, encryption etc. and also the wireless cards in allthe laptops/computers needs to be configured with these router's wirelesssettings. Then the laptops/desktop computers can communicate with your wirelessrouter.
Connect a LAN cable from the Linksys to the LAN port on your computer.
Open a browser and enter the Linksys configuration URL
http://192.168.1.1
The default login = admin
The default PW = admin
You can protect your router by changing the default PW (write it down and putit in a safe place)
Go to the wireless configuration and set up the SSID and WPA or WPA2encryption.
Apply these settings to the wireless card in your laptop/computer.

To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on thislink and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

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When you forget your Linksys router password, you will need to reset it back to the factory defaults. You can restore the router configuration to back to the factory by following the steps outlined below: 1. Hold in the reset button of the router for 30 seconds. 2. Unplug your power cord for 30 seconds 3. Plug back your power cord 4. Wait for a few seconds then release the reset button. NOTE: ¨ When holding in the reset button, make sure that you do not release it until you are sure that it has been compressed for at least 30 seconds or more. ¨ This procedure resets the router back to all its factory default settings thus apart from affecting your username and password, it will also affect your configuration and IP addressing. Once this is complete, you can now login and reconfigure your password. To do this: 1. Connect a PC to one of the Linksys router Ethernet ports 2. Open your web browser and go to the URL http://192.168.1.1. This will take you to a web page with a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password to login required to login to your router 3. On older LinkSys routers, the username is set to blank and the password is set to "admin" (without the quotes). On newer Linksys routers, both the default username and the default password are set to "admin". 4. Click on login. You have logged in to the Administrator account and are now able to access and change a number of configuration options for your router. 5. Click on management tab then change your administrator password to any password that you like. Remember to choose a strong password that others cannot guess but that will be easy enough for you to remember. 6. You can also choose to reconfigure other aspects of you Linksys router at this point.

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there is hope if she did not change the default username and password of the physical router itself. because then you could connect to the router using the default ip address for linksys routers and connecting to it using the default username and password. Then you could probably restore the default network setting from within the router with probably a one button option in there. All depends on the router. Then you can reconfigure all the setting to go back to however you had it before...I won't even get technical with it because you'll probably need to have a tech or someone do it.

But before we get ahead of ourselves make sure that what you need isn't just the WEP key which can normally be found on the router itself. If this is all you need it will save you a ton of headaches.

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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

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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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