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I have given up on loggin into the the device. All I want to do now is RESET everything back to default and rename my network and give it a new password.

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Most of these devices have a hardware switch to perform a RESET. You didn't include a manufacturer or model, so it'll be up to you to locate this switch. Typically, it is located in a recessed area (so it won't be activated accidentally) and must be held 10 - 30 seconds (again, depending on brand / model / etc.) where upon the device will reboot and be reset to factory defaults.

Factory defaults may conflict with other equipment on the network, so it may be best to disconnect the router from everything except for the local computer before the reset switch is activated. You'll have to reboot your computer (or reset your computer's IP address) after the reset of the router. You'll need to know the factory default IP address, username and password of the router - which is available from the manufacturer for that particular model. After that is obtained, login to the router by accessing the the default IP address in your web browser.

Good luck!

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