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Forgot my password to my WRT54G Router how can I find it?

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You will need to reset your router, there is no way to "retrieve it" Once reset the login is set the to factory default.
Username: blank
Password: admin

To reset your router:

  • Press (with a pin/pen tip) and hold the reset button on the rear of the unit for 15 seconds
  • Reboot router

Make sure you re-enable encryption on your wireless network (WPA2-PSK), there's no reason to leave your network unsecured.

I hope this helps,

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If you forgot password of your router..Do not worry...

Press tiny reset button on the back of you router..It will restore all configuration to factory default mode...

the default username is admin & password is bank (no password)..

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If you forgot your password to your router you can reset it to factory settings and reset to the factory password by pressing the reset button in the back of the router for 30 seconds that would reset the ip address to User name: (LEAVE BLANK)
and Password: admin

Here's some more information on reseting linksys routers

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You can use the reset button at the back of the router. Keep in mind that this will also reset any other configuration you have made at the router. The credentials and the ip for the router will come back to the defaults (, admin, admin or none or 1234)

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Instead of retrieving them, there is a much easier way. There is a small reset button on the back of the router you must push with a pen or paper clip. After reseting the router, plug it into your computer and you will have an option to configure. Also, some routers have a button to push to be able connect automatically within a certain amount of time. Retrieving the password involves hacking and some serious skills and programs, so if it is someone else's router you are trying to gain access to, you are looking in the wrong place.

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