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Need to restore to factory settings.( forgot password)

I have a mn-500 and i need to get into it to lock our outside users, i do not have the disc and i forgot the pass word. i also do not know how or where to find the "base station management tool"? please help me.

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If you forgot the password, then you will need to do a hard reset and set everything up again, including security. There should be a small recessed button on the back of the router. Push and hold for 30 seconds while the router is plugged in.
To set everything back up is easy for someone who knows how, and don't do it (press the reset button) unless your confident you have the patience to set everything back up.

You should be able to download the CD from the website of the router manufacturer. But you will still need to know the password.

I would also download the manual so you will know how to set the router back up.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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