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Just bought a philips wireless router,need to enter a login password,it says to refer to user manual problem is it didnt come with one!

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Re: Just bought a philips wireless router,need to enter a...

Hi, Often the username and passwords are generic for routers and such until you specify one. I think it is easier to leave it generic unless you think someone may want to getinto your router as it is just another password you have to try and remember.
According to my research Philips ones are just "blank" so you should be able to just press enter. (See this small article about Philips routers and modems.)

Some ask for both a username and password and others just ask for a password, by default they are blank.

Let me know how you go,

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Your router allows you to access the Internet.
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If you happen to forget one password, you have two options: reset your password or locate the current password.

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Click the "Wi-Fi" network icon located on the Window's taskbar.

Right-click the name of your network's "SSID" name and select "Properties" from the drop-down menu.

Click the "Security Tab." The network security key is now visible but unreadable.

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Wireless routers provide access to a single Internet source, and wireless passwords ensure that only select users can access the network.

If a password is forgotten or lost, the password can be recovered or reset by accessing the router's Web-based settings menu.

Most wireless routers also have a reset button, which is capable of returning the router to its default settings which includes resetting the password.

Connect to your Wi-Fi or attach your computer directly to the router with an Ethernet cable.
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Enter the default address of your router.
The default address is listed in your user manual or on the product website.

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Locate the wireless security settings. Disable the wireless security.

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Locate the reset button on your router.
Typically the reset button is a small indented hole on the back of the device.

Insert a long thin object such as a paperclip and hold down the reset button for 30 seconds to revert the router to its factory default settings.

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Enter the default address of your router.

The default address is listed in your user manual or on the product website.
Linksys and 3Com routers typically use "" while Netgear routers use ""

Enter your username and password.
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Locate the wireless security settings and add security as necessary.

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If what you are referring to is a Belkin Wireless Router you may need to login from the Internet Explorer browser and type in the IP address of the router. Typical routers are set to but if this does not work for yours you may need to do a few steps to find it...

1. Click on the start button on the desktop and click run...
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If the problem you are having is not actually getting to the router login but you don't know the password is... then you will have to do a hard reset of the router resetting everything back to the factory settings.

1. there will be a reset button on the back of the router
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5. now release the reset button and plug the power back in.
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The other unit needs a wireless adapter to talk to the router wirelessly

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you will need to enter a user name and password, (read the manual for these), sometimes, admin admin ,or admin password)

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