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Password for Router


I'm having a problem connecting my router. When it asks me for a password right before I configure, for some reason it keeps saying "password error". How can I reset this?

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  • mikemikeman Mar 26, 2008

    I have a SIMILAR problem, not exactly the same. I run the setup cd, and after a while it asks me for a username and password, and in the manual it says leave the username blank and enter "admin" (without the quotes) as the password. I do, and click next, but it just takes me to that same page (like something's not correct). And I can't go any further. And it doesn't even connect the main computer to the internet. I have to completely disconnect the router and just connect the modem to connect to the internet.

    When this first happened, I pressed the reset button in for at least 30 seconds, the one that's in the back of the modem. But it still does this. Is there anything I can do or try? (it's the WRT54GX2 wireless router).

  • blwise Apr 12, 2008

    the linksys is asking for a password and we have reset both the modem and the linksys system. ZWe were able to go to the reset password and change the password but it wont take it when we try to apply it.



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There should be a reset button on this router you must hold that button in for atleast 30 seconds. This will reset your router, you will then have to reconfigure your router with your modem as all settings will go back to manufactures settings! You will then have to go through the steps that you went through to setup the router for the first time. Drop me a line I will help you through this!

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Router was reset and is now showing limited connectivity

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Open new internet explorer tab and type (If it doesn' ask for username and password try below address)

Ckeck if it asks for username and password

If ask give

username : admin
password : password

Now will be navigated to router configuration area

Now our next job is to navigate to wireless settings ( left side)

security option click on wpa/wpa2

now on passphrase enter new password

click on save button to save the settings

That'a all

Note: all devices that is connected to router via wireless will loose the connection . Now you have reconnect it using the new password


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