Hi I am trying to set a password to stop others accessing my PC. I have forgotten my username and password to access my router to add a password. Can you explain to me what I have to to to sett a password for security. Thanks
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Restoring a Netgear Router to Factory Default Settings
Symptoms: Cannot access the NETGEAR router or access point web interface login screen, or
You have forgotten/lost the password to log into the NETGEAR router or access point (NOTE : This refers to the password required to access the devices administrative interface. If you have forgotten the password required to access the wireless network, you should refer to this article instead).
If you are trying to access the router itself via it's IP address (192.168.X.1) where X is usually 0, 1 or 2... The username and password should both be admin if not, try no username with admin as the password, or try admin as the username with no password.
If you have forgotten your password you can reset the router to its factory state and setup a new password for it. Resetting the router will wiped out all changes that have been saved. To reset the router, look for the small hole at the back of it. Press and hold it for 10-15 seconds using a Pen or Paperclip. Then access the router settings page so that you can personalize the settings.
For you to access your router you need a working computer that is connected to the router and open a browser type 192.168.1.1 to he address bar and it will ask you for a username and password. The default username is "leave it blank" and the default password is admin.
You reset the D-Link back to the factory default by - Press the RESET button at the back of the wireless router when it is powered up. Holt the RESET button foe at least 5 secs until the LEDs flash and then release the RESET button.
You can then configure the D-Link as follows ;- To set-up and secure the wireless router from unauthorized access, follow these steps: - 1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable. 2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address. 3. Enter the router setup, login and password 4. Change the admin password 5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast. 6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WPA2 (if not then WPA). 7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router. 8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings. 9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router. 10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router wirelessly.
usually, the router comes with a builtin WEP key which you can obtain from the router configuration page (try 192.168.1.1 with username: admin and password: password) and you can change the WEP key to an easily remembered phrase.
You may need to access your router setup page to verify the wireless settings in the router. Using a computer that is wired to the router, open up IE and type 192.168.0.1, that is the default IP address of your router. Then, a window will open asking for a username password. The username by default is admin. Just leave the password field empty.
Once you're in the setup page, click on WIRELESS tab which on the left side of the page. On the Wireless page, you will see the wireless settings set in the router. You may also enable the wireless security on that page if there is not security enabled yet.
Open a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera). Enter the IP address of your router in the address bar of the browser and press enter. The IP address of your router is by default 192.168.1.1
You see a box asking for your username and password. By default the username and password for your D-link DSL-502T router are both admin Enter your username and password and click the ok button to continue.