I can not reach control panel. the password and ID don't work and I have held the red button on back twice for more than 30 sec. to set to default factory settings but still asks for p/w when I enter "admin" for id. ?
I have the router connected at my desktop. I am working now from my laptop wireless, but it is connected as "unsecured." I also turned off power and rebooted - I can't find the CD.
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Here's the "end-all / beat-all" solution to this issue:
Do a FACTORY RESET on the router. Grab a normal pen / pencil / very small "phillips" type screwdriver. On the back of the unit, there will either be a hole where you can press and hold down a reset button.. or some of the newer models will have a normal button sticking out a bit..
The proper procedure:
1.) Whichever the type of reset button.. with the router still on, press and HOLD the reset button.. count to 30 SLOWLY (saying "one one-thousand, two one-thousand").. while STILL HOLDING DOWN THE RESET BUTTON with your free hand, unplug the power cord..
2.) While STILL HOLDING DOWN THE RESET BUTTON, repeat your slow count to 30... once you reach 30, (again with your free hand) plug the power cord back in... KEEP HOLDING DOWN THE RESET BUTTON!!
3.) While still holding down the reset button and with the power cord plugged back in, REPEAT the "slow 30-count" A THIRD TIME.
Once you reach "30", you can now release your "death press" on the reset button. You may see some lights blinking, cycling, etc. Once all the lights appear to be a solid green which should be, the router should be fully reset back to factory settings, thus also resetting the password back to factory settings.
Most manufacturers' username and password are similar to the following:
If those don't work, do a google search on the brand and full model number of your router followed by the words "factory default passowrds". You will find a few websites with common default usernames and passwords for just about every router in existence.
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Best way is do a factory reset.Press and hold reset button during this procedure ,do not release the button until you are finished and you will be back to factory default.
1)Hold button 30 sec.
2)remove power cord hold 30 sec.
3)plug in power cord 30 sec.
You should now be in default factory mode,good to go.
Go to Windows,control panel,view network and status and see if it is there.If that fails go to control panel,system and security,fix problem.If that fails go to control panel,system security,system,device manager and find your device.Left click on it ,remove device ,go to top of page right click on very top icon and scan for devices or you may need to click on legacy device.This should resolve your issue.Good luck
Check for the "reset" button on the back of your router. Push and hold that button for 10 seconds.
Please be aware that resetting the router will lead to the loss of all settings, included the broadband connection settings.
hit the rest button on the back of the unit. you will have to use the default ushally just hit enter but then you can make changes lock it up again and you will be all ready again this time write the password on a peice of tape or something you can stick tot he bottom of the router
Upon typing the address of your linksys router (usually by default it is 192.168.0.1) your default Username and Password Admin:admin or Admin:password (depends on the model). Then, when you are able to view your router's control panel, click on "Administration" tab. From there type in your new password and confirm it by re typing. Click "Save Changes" button to apply the new password.
please call dlink tech support at 877-453-5465. just an advise on how to handle the call when you reach dlink tech support (agent); do not agree to call back after you troubleshoot with them (they'll be giving you a case id reference# and be advising you to check your pc or call "who" and call them back to continue the troubleshooting). insist to the agent that he need to resolve the problem asap (by the way, agents are not allowed to drop the call or they'll be dead-history!). and if the agent still insisted you to call back, ask for a "senior level technician" to finish the job (escalate the problem). fyi: dlink tech support handling time to resolve a call is 15 to 18 minutes only. if you reach that 15-18 minutes (max) time the agent will think of a way for you to call back (advising you to check with your pc manufacturer, check with your ISP, call microsoft to update your software, etc... non-sense!) they need to do this in order to reach their handling time (agents need to reach 21 to 25 billable calls, and billable calls are "solution provided", "resolved", and "dropped call"). ---- believe me, i was one of them and repented.
Check to see if you can access the router's control panel. To reach the control panel make sure you are DIRECTLY connected to the router with a CAT5 (Ethernet) cable.
Now go to Start>Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt. In here type: ipconfig Press Enter. The command should return results similar to these: IP Address: . . . . 192.168.1.2 Subnet Mask: . . . 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: . 192.168.1.1
What you want is the IP Address associated with the, "Default Gateway." Now open your Internet Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc...) and type that same IP Address into the address field. DO NOT add www. or .com. Now press ENTER (Or GO) as if you want to visit a website. This should take you to the router's control panel. Once here you will probably have to log in, if you don't know the username and password try the default:
User ID: Password: admin
If that doesn't work you'll have to call Linksys for assistance in reseting the login User ID and Password. Once you manage to log in try some of the links. If no errors are returned (Page not Found, etc...) your router should be functional and is not the source of your troubles.