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I changed the login/password when I installed my wrt160n router a couple of weeks ago. it won't accept my login/password now. How can I reset them??

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Try the default password just in case the changes you made were not stored for some reason.

If this does not give you access, try resetting the router to factory default by pressing and holding the Reset Button on the rear of the router for approximately 10 seconds. Use a toothpick or similar as the button is small and recessed into the case to avoid accidental resetting. You will need to reconfigure all settings though.

The default way to get into the router is to type into the browser address, the user name is left blank and the password is admin

user manual is available from HERE You need to select the correct version number from the drop down.

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