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My neighbour has changed my password on my router

My router was unsecured , now my neighbour has set a password and i am unable to access my own router

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Most routers have a hardware reset switch somewhere on the device. You should be able to find this by looking at your user manual, or going online to lookup the location from the manufacturers website.
Once you reset the device to the factory settings you should be able to use the default password to log in and set a more secure password and secure your wireless if you haven't already done so.

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