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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.
Posted on Nov 10, 2010
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it should only set the password on the router
Unfortunately, there is no way to recover a lost or forgotten password from a router or access point; you will need to reset the device to factory defaults. However, once the device is reset to factory defaults, you can use the default username ("admin") and password (either "password" or "1234" depending on your router) to reconfigure your router settings.
if there a small hole in the front or back of the router push a hair pin in to reset to factory settings
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