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Forgot password ignore my idiocy on this one please... see the problem is.. i bought the netgear wrg614 router and i had someone set it up for me.... they put a password and username on it so that people cant hack me or whatever.. when i used my laptop i saved the settings on it so it just connected automatically.. problem with that is... i got another laptop and forgot the password... my old laptop broke.. now im stuck with this... i tried doin the ip address thing.. i know.. but it asked for an username and password... and "admin" and "password" aren't working... so i guess u can see im in a real jam here... also what do i connect the router to when im tryin to set it up... i tried the modem and the cpu but same results.. i hope someone can help me I setup my router a couple of years ago, i had a laptop, but it ended up going out on me so i just recently purchased a brand new laptop and i am trying to connect to my netgear router, but i forgot the password.

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  • top_shutta Dec 21, 2008

    I have the exact same problem..word for word. please any help would be much appreciated

  • old cj mom Dec 28, 2008

    my problem is very similar but if i reset the password will it mess up my sons xbox live settings?

  • ilysurita Dec 30, 2008

    i have the same problem 1 year ago my cousin set up the wireless router and put a password which he forgot and now we have a new laptop but need the password. its crazy.

  • eecom May 11, 2010

    Hi....the first step here is to reset the router to factory defaults.

    I don't have a diagram for this router, but the reset or restore button is normally a pinhole on the back of the router - which may, or may not, be labelled.

    Unravel a paperclip and 'press' firmly in the pinhole for 10 seconds, while the router is on. The power light should cease to blink and the router should reboot. If successful, the router's password should now be back to the default, password (username admin).

    The reset puts everything back to factory defaults, so you might need to run through the router setup again, using a wired connection.

    Please check back here for help with setting up...but the first step is getting back into the router interface. Good luck with this.



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To ilysurita, cj_mom, top_shutta…
First can I clarify what is meant by a ‘lost password’ …. The original poster here is asking about the password needed to login to the router configuration pages.

If you know the password to login to the router configuration pages, you can still get access to the network key (also known as passphrase, WPA or WEP key, PSK, pre-shared key) – which is the key Windows asks for to connect a new computer to the network. It will be found under a heading like ‘Wireless Security’ or ‘Wireless Settings’ within the router configuration pages. For this model, you can find the router configuration pages by typing (or .com) into a web browser, or

If you don’t know the username/password to login to your router, try using the defaults – for this model, they are admin and password.

However, if the router login username/password has been forgotten, the only way to regain access to the router configuration settings is to reset the router, as described in my posting above. I don’t know of any shortcuts to this one. :(

If you have to resort to this, you might want to wait for whoever set up the router to help with this. This is because resetting the router will remove all your settings – password, network key, ISP connection info – so you will lose your internet connection altogether until it is set up again.

On the other hand, if you’re willing to spend some time and patience, you can have a go yourself.

If you have your original setup CD this may contain a software wizard to walk you through it. If not, you might be able to download a setup wizard from the router manufacturer’s website, along with a quick installation guide (and a manual).

The Netgear site also has very clear troubleshooting and support pages which will help with setup, even if you don’t have any setup software:

Make sure you use a wired connection. Also, print off all the information you need before you begin, as you will not be able to access the internet while you are setting up the router.
Good luck whatever you decide to do

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Reset the router again but sometimes you must hold it in for up to a minute to get it to reset its worth a try

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