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How to reset security key password on WRT160N?

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  • djac931744 Jun 04, 2010

    Thanks for the info but it didn't work, I tried solution one last night and I have solved my problem by finding my key today. Thanks again.

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There is a way to reset the modem but you will lose your configuration and you would have to start all over again.
on the back of the modem where you connect the cables there is a tiny hole it may say reset. with the modem on, go ahead and stick a pen, toothpick or something of that nature in to the reset hole and hold it for about 10 seconds, you would see the lights go out and come back on. at point go ahead and release the tiny button and wait for modem to come back on. then you can go ahead and reconfigure it, you have to enable the wireless feature, enable your password (both set up and wireless), rename your network, etc. DO NOT keep the default settings and try to use WPA instead of WEP is harder to crack. for you to do all of this you have to connect your computer to the modem with a cable and type the address to access it open internet explorer and type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar. it should take you to the configuration page.

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Open an Internet Explorer browser page on your wired computer(desktop).In the address bar type - 192.168.1.1 and press Enter...Leave Username blank & in Password use admin in lower case...

Click on the Wireless tab and then,subtab wireless security to check the Network/Security key.

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SOURCE: I have forgot my security password for my wrt160n

Easiest thing to do is reset the router to factory defaults and then reconfigure it. There should be a recessed button on the back of the router, press it in with a paperclip or something and hold down for about 20 seconds. If it was a wep key, there are utils like wepcrack that can try and scan your wireless net and crack the key for you but really, that would be more work than just resetting and reconfiguring the device.

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connect your pc via cable to the linksys and type 192.168.1.1
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try to look for wireless settings or wireless security settings and you should have your answer.


if you still have issues, please post back.
please rate the solution if your issue gets resolved, it makes it worth the effort

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