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I forgot my security key/pass phrase... nothing I do is coming up?

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On your wireless router it will have reset button.

There is a very small button on the back of your router get a pen and click on it and hold for 10 seconds (remember to have power on) and it will reset your router. Linksys IP number is 192.168.1.1
type this in the address bar at the very top of your computer screen then hit enter. A window will appear, in the password section type (admin) and it should let you in. If you can`t access it wireless connect a ethernet cable to one of the 1 - 4 ports and to your pc.

Here is a youtube video how you reset it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOp-zkn4JsY

More here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAXKapuKjlQ&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8OOFNTMMeE&feature=related


Hope this will help you

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He router can be set to factory default by performing either of these two steps:

Resetting the Router Using the Reset Button
Resetting the Router Using the Web-Based Setup Page

NOTE: Pressing the Reset button on the back of the router for 30 seconds will reset your router to its factory default settings. All of the settings of the router will then be erased and the router's IP address will become 192.168.1.1.

To perform a hardware reset on your Linksys router, follow these steps:
Resetting the Router Using the Reset Button
Step 1:
Take note of the current settings of the router before resetting.
Step 2:
Press and hold the Reset button of the router for 30 seconds.
Step 3:
If the normal reset does not work, try to press and hold the Reset button for three seconds. The Ethernet light should go OFF then back ON. Unplug and re-plug the router's power adapter while pressing the Reset button. Keep holding the reset until the power light stops blinking.
NOTE: The router must be powered ON when you press the Reset button.
To reset the router via its web-based setup page, follow the steps below.
Resetting the Router Using the Web-Based Setup Page
Step 1:
Access the router's web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: To learn how to access the router's web-based setup page using a Mac computer, click here.
Step 2:
When the router's web-based setup page appears, click Administration then click on Factory Defaults.
NOTE: If the screen on your router's web-based setup page looks different, click here.
Step 3:
Click on Restore Factory Defaults and select Yes.

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