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Setting password Linksys router

I got my router set up days ago and have no manuel i need to set a password please help

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Go to start run and type cmd

next enter ipconfig

look for the numbers next to default gateway

then type those numbers similar to into your web browser
leave the userid blank and enter admin for password

good to go

Posted on Jan 19, 2009


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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.
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Connect a LAN cable from the Linksys to the LAN port on your computer.
Open a browser and enter the Linksys configuration URL
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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.

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Hello and welcome to fixya.

The solution for this can be found here (check posts 1,2 and 4 which can be helpful) - They suggest to press the orange reset button and hold until all the LEDs of the router start blinking at the same time.

Here is also a picture link to help you with this.

Using the reset button for this linksys router resets the general settings of it the defaults.
As these include usernames,passwords, IP addresses etc I will only provide you with a

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Just try with putting admin it is default password or you can try to put password as password. If it is work then great otherwise you have to reset the setting .in router there is one small hole just insert any pin inside and press it all the light will flash that means it is reset to factory setting and all the setting which is saved is erase . now access the router with default ip and do the setting according to the internet .

Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
Have a good day.

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I’m sorry to tell you what the only way is the hard way.
Find and press the reset button on the back of the router.
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NOTE. Do use cable between the router and the pc you perform setup with.....

Please vote if this help you.

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