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Hello Friend,
The first method involves using the reset button that is located at the back of the router. It isn’t hard to reset the router this way, but does require physically being in the same location as the router.
To reset the router using the reset button, use these steps:

  1. Look for the red reset button at the back of the router.
  2. Press and hold the reset button for approximately 5 seconds.
The second method involves logging into the administrative pages of your router. This can be done from anywhere that you can connect to your router. While not complex, there are a few more steps than using the reset button.
  • Log in to the router’s administrative pages.
  • Click the “Administration” menu option.
  • Next, click “Factory Defaults” from the sub-menu.
  • Click the “Restore All Settings” button on the screen.
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1. Find the reset button behind the router and hold the it for 30 seconds (don't release)
2. unplug the power (still holding reset) for 10 seconds
3. plug power back in (still holding reset)
4. hold reset for another 30 seconds - the lights will usually begin flashing in some odd pattern
5. release the reset button
6. wait 1 full minute or until the lights stop flashing
7. unplug the power for 10 seconds, just to do a reboot
8. verify the settings (e.g. SSID) are back to the defaults

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To reset the router to factory defaults just press and hold the reset button of the router for 30 seconds while the power is ON use a pen or a paperclip to reset the router, then after 30 seconds unplug the power of the router after that the router should be reset already...

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SOURCE: Had to reset router to factory settings now want to reset pasword

If you have your router at default settings do the following.
Open a web browser and type 192.168.1.1 into the address bar. This should pull up the settings for the router.
The username is likely "admin" or "administrator" and the password "admin", "administrator" or "password". Once you're into the router you can change the settings as you wish.

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Resetting the router to the factory defaults will delete any changes you have made to the router, including any security settings. This should be used as a last resort.
The first method involves simply pressing a button located on the back of the router. The image below (courtesy of Linksys) shows where the button is located.
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Linksys WRT54G Reset Button Location
To reset your router, use the following steps:

  1. Press the reset button for 30 seconds.
  2. The settings should now be returned to the factory default settings, meaning any changes you had made would be deleted.
  3. Open up your Web browser and enter "192.168.1.1′ in the address bar.
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The router's admin page is http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 and the default password should be either "admin" or "password" without quotes. There should be a choice under "Setup" called "Factory Reset". That will erase the settings and reset it like new.

Alternatively, you can follow the procedure as given below on all the brands I've tried (Belkin, D-Link, Linksys)

1. hold the reset button for 30 seconds (don't release)
2. unplug the power (still holding reset) for 10 seconds
3. plug power back in (still holding reset)
4. hold reset for another 30 seconds - the lights will usually begin flashing in some odd pattern
5. release the reset button
6. wait 1 full minute or until the lights stop flashing
7. unplug the power for 10 seconds, just to do a reboot
8. verify the settings (e.g. SSID) are back to the defaults

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