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Forgot the password!

My wife just brought home a new laptop and I cannot remember the router password and it was installed years ago. Any solution to reset?

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  • jyarboro Mar 04, 2009

    So is there a way to collect my wireless configs on my wireless laptop and wired desktop before resetting?

  • David Shaub May 11, 2010

    The reset button will only clear errors and reboot the router. It won't open it up for new passwords. I write ALL websites, access names & passwords in a roladex.

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There's a hard reset button on the back of the unit. Depress it with a pin for about 15 seconds and release. You may have to power cycle the router (unplug the power for about 15 seconds then plug back in). That reset button will set the router back to factory defaults and from there, you can log in with "admin" (minus the quotes) for the username and the password of "password" (minus the quotes). You'll want to change these under the Administration tab of your router configuration.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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    Matt H Mar 04, 2009

    Although the router itself has an option to save the settings as a cfg file, you would need to gain access to the router to begin with, in order to do this. Unfortunately, you won't be able to "save" the configuration due to not knowing the password but Linksys recently updated their site with a lot of well-done video tutorials on configuring and securing their wireless routers. Once reset, you might consult these tutorials for additional information on configuration.

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