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D-link router looks like my d-link wireless router was hacked and neutralized just like a Linsys before that. Is it possible to return it to factory set up? I used the cd but nothing is working. It works fine but I cannot change the settings anymore and one unauthorized devise is using it at will...

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Most wireless router has a reset either at the rear or underneath. it would be a small recessed button specifically for this purpose. It has to be pressed for about 10 seconds and should revert all settings/configuration to factory default assuming no hardware issue. For security/protection, you can try: change the configuration page's password, disable SSID broadcast (but you should know the SSID so as to put into your PCs, enable MAC filter and/or use WEP/WPA encryption/keys (but that has been known to slow down some connections).

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Posted on May 21, 2008


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My d link router green lights are flashing contineusly and cant connect with my device.cant connect with my mobile or my computer

Ok, there might be one possibility.

Someone might have hacked your router and banned your devices from connecting. Yes, it can be done especially if you are using WEP to connnect to router.

Hardwire to your router using a cable and log in. See what other devices are connected, you also might want to change the wireless SSID name and password, however, do not use WEP, change it to WPS-PSK which is a lot harder to hack.

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Hi, I want to use the LINSYS Router as an alternate wireless acces point. I´ve...

'I've forgotten the router password,' is a common problem. But first, which password do you need?
  1. If you want to login to your router, to view or change settings - you need the router login password.
  2. If you want to connect (say) a new laptop to your wireless internet connection – you need the network key. This is the encryption key used to secure your wireless signal. Windows asks for this key when you try to connect.
Here’s a rough guide to what to do in each case. For detailed instructions, check your manual. If you can't find a manual, follow the tip How To Find A Router Manual. (NB: You don't have to read the whole manual - just check a few details, as described in the tip).

1) Retrieving a lost network key - so you can connect (say) a new laptop to your wireless network:

i) Login to your router. Do this by entering or whatever is correct for your model, into a web browser. Enter your router username and/or password at the prompt.

If you don’t have these, see Step 2, ‘Retrieving a lost router password’.

ii) In the screen that you see, go to the section headed Wireless, Security, or similar. Every router is different, so you may have to hunt around. Key words to look for are Security, Wireless Settings, Encryption, WPA, (or WEP).

Your network key will be here. It might be labelled PSK, pre-shared key, WPA or WEP key, WPA-PSK etc – but that’s the one you need. Now you should be able to connect to your wireless network.

Tip: Write the network key on a label, and stick it to your router.

2) Retrieving a lost router username/password- so you can login to your router, to view or change settings:

i) First, see if there is a label on the base of your router, showing the correct username and password.

ii) Otherwise, try the defaults and see if they work. Common default usernames are admin, or blank (ie type nothing, just leave blank).

Some common default passwords are password, admin, 1234, sky (for UK Sky users), or blank (no password). Check your manual for this, or try a Google search. It’s important that you find the correct default password for your router.

iii) Defaults don’t work? You will have to resort to a hard reset.

Beware. If you perform a hard reset, your router will be back at factory defaults. Your router login password will then be the default, BUT you will normally lose all your router settings. If you have a combined modem/router you will also lose your internet connection, until you have set up your router again.

If you are very concerned about this, ask the person who set up your router to help you.

Otherwise, you can do it yourself . Every router and ISP is different, but if you have your ISP login details and your manual (see How To Find a Router Manual ) - you should be OK.

Your ISP’s website may also have info which will help you - why not take a look. Similarly, your router manufacturer’s website may offer easy install software, and setup tips, if you need them. Print off any online information you need before performing the reset.

iv) To reset - ensure you have a wired (ethernet) connection to your router, and that it is switched on. Find the router reset button, which may be an unmarked pinhole, often on the back of the router. Press and hold down the reset button as long as it takes to reset the router. This is typically 10 seconds or so (check the manual).

v) You can now use your default password to login to the router, and set up your details afresh.

I hope this tip helps you. Losing a password is a pain, and we've all done it. But - armed with your router manual - you will soon be up and running again.


All information is offered as is, without warranty. If you choose to use it, it is completely at your own risk. If you are in doubt, consult a local professional. Thanks to all Fixya contributors who helped with this tip. Updated Dec 09.

on Feb 20, 2009 | NetGear DG834G Router

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I never had a password for my router, but Today is has a password and I cant use it

I assume you are talking about a wireless router.

If so, then it is possible someone else has accessed your router's ADMIN settings through a wireless connection and has enabled the password feature. This can be done from a wireless computer somewhere inside your home, or even from one located outside on the street or from a nearby neighbours house. Normally this is done by wireless hackers to maintain access to your router and keep on stealing your internet signal bandwidth.

Luckily you can just use the RESET feature on your router to clear off any old settings and return it to factory new condition. Then you can set up your system again using your own secure ADMIN password and wireless encryption. I highly recommend you use the more secure WPA wireless encryption as opposed to the old WEP type which can easily be hacked.

Just look in your router's USER MANUAL for complete instructions on how to RESET the router using the small pinhole button on underside of router, how to set up an ADMIN password, and how to enable WPA wireless encryption on your system. This should secure your system and keep out those pesky wireless hackers.

I hope this was helpful, good luck and take care.


Jul 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Hello, my linsys wireless-g router keeps on blinking all lights. what should i do?

I would try holding the reset button down for 5 to 10 seconds.
If this does not solve the problem then it is quite possible that your router is "bricked" or will no longer function.
Only other things is too take it apart and try cleaning it out of dust and other garbage that may be inside. But chance are, this will not help.

Feb 16, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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WRT120N---I keep having to disconnect my linksys, unplug all 3 wires on the back of the router, wait 30 sec...reconnect the router...try to get online...when it works then reconnect the linksys....what am...

Please disconnect and internet link and try to access the the Linsys WRT100 management page and see the logs why the router is loosing the connection. If you dont get anything then it might be some issue on the device. A reset may solve your issue.

Please be aware the if u reset the wireless Router you will loose all your configuration and you have to reconfigure the wireless Router.

Please press the tiny black button at the back/beneath of the wireless Router and keep pressing for 2 minutes. The sys light will start blinking slowly and then rapidly. then release the button and wait for 2 minutes for the device to boot up with factory default settings.

Once you are done you can connect to ip address and it will open the your Linksys Router management web page where you can reconfigure your wireless router again.

Hope this will fix the issue.

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How do i find the code for linksys wireless g broadband router


The link below will help you look up the wireless WEP key on your router. Note most of the interface screens on all the Linsys models.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions


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I have recently upgraded my d-link router to a WRT120N Linksys..I cannot get my ipod touch to link through my did work with the d-link router but does no work with the Linsys..can you suggest a...

how so via wireless it does not sync as far as i know the only way is to do thru the o.s along with either apple itunes if you dont like itunes there are plenty of other players that work with the ipod to hook up the ipod you have to set up the router to accept wireless conection look up setting up a wireless connection it is involved you have to make a secure pass word and key then the ipod has to be configured the same way

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You are using a B wireless adater on windows XP computer.
Tere might be adapter utility installed on your computer. You can use that software to connect to the wireless network or you can switch over to windows software to connect.
It will be better if you use the WINDOWS XP to connect to the network.
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Hello, i habve a Linsys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G v5 - and i need to reset password. it looks like i have taken OFF the password but now need to put one on (I have the factory default pw)

Hi Andre

Rather than recite the verbatim, click here for the manual in PDF format.

Password's are covered under chapter 6, page 35 in the security section.

If you are looking for a way to keep locals from tapping in to your connection, then you're looking for WEP Encryption in which case what you need is covered in Chapter 6 and Appendix C.

PERSONAL NOTE: It's a good well written manual.

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Jan 18, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Need to remove block from Linsys Router.

If you prefer model specific, exact instructions for your particular router, go to:

Provide the model, version etc. and follow links to the type of info you need.

If you need only generic directions, you can follow these. Since there are many different flavors of Linsys Wireless Routers, there are variations on how to get access to the places below.

Open a browser on a computer that has a wired connection to the router. This may be, or even if left at the factory default settings. If you changed the default or can't get in a reset * may be needed. See the caution about reset below before attempting.

When connecting, you'll be asked for your username and password. If left at the factory setting, the username is blank password is "admin", of course, if you changed it - enter the proper values.

Look for the Wireless or Wireless Security Tab. The info needed to connect wirelessly consists of:

1) SSID (This is the "name" of your network or network ID)

2) Encryption Type (WEP, WPA, etc.)

3) Encryption Key (This is a combination of numbers 0 - 9 and letters A - F that you choose or are generated by a phrase of your choosing)

All the information for these variables that are stored in the router *must* be set exactly in the notebook wireless properties, otherwise it will not connect. If the SSID is set to "Do not broadcast SSID", it may help to enable SSID broadcast so that the network can be detected. Only when the network is detected, you will automatically be prompted to provide the encryption information. After the connection is made, you can set the SSID back to "Do not broadcast SSID" if desired.

* If the reset button on the router must be pressed, note the connection type on the setup page of the router. Copy any username, password and ISP data first.

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