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Used router, so the wireless is already setup with a newtork password. is there a way to reset the network password or setup? the friend who gave me the router is no longer in the country, and so I cannot get the password.

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To restore the router configuration to factory defaults, hold the reset button on the unit for 30 seconds.

Once your router is hard reset, you will need to login and reconfigure it again.

To reconfigure your LinkSys, connect a PC to one of it's Ethernet ports, load a web browser, and go to the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password to login to your router.

On older LinkSys routers, the default username is blank and the default password is "admin." On newer Linksys routers, both the default username and the default password are set to "admin."

Once you are past the login screen, you are able to reconfigure the LinkSys router.

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There should be a reset hole in the back of the unit. While powered up use a pin to hold this button in for about 5 seconds. Once you have reset the unit you will need to hook up to the router through one of the 4 switch ports. The default for the router should be set to DHCP so it should give you an IP address. If you do not manually set you ip in the range of the router. Once this is done use your browser to go to the IP address of the router usually 192.168.1.1. or .254. The default username is blank and the password is admin. Need anything else let me know

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Hi,

Most LinkSys Routers do have a master reset. It is a small recessed button normally at the rear of the unit between one of the antennas and the WAN/Internet port. For a full reset, you need to press this for more than 10 seconds. Of course doing a full hard reset reverts the unit back to factory default.

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

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