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Sad but true, You can't recover your forgotten password. You can only reset the router to its factory default setting by pressing the reset on the back. Instructions for resetting the router & the factory user name / password are located in the manual.
I hope you understand. Concerned, Nooh.
Posted on May 20, 2011
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Jun 11, 2014 | Cisco Linksys E2000 Advanced WirelessN...
Before doing a hard reset on the router you may want to try the default username and password. While this is not the same for all routers, this may allow you access to your router.
Username: Admin or Administrator
Password: <Blank>, try just pressing enter or try "admin" as the password as well.
If this does not work and you believe the router is using the default username and passwords try viewing the default settings at routerpasswords.com.
Resetting your router
If the default username and password doesn't work it's likely you or someone whose setup your router has enabled a password that has been forgotten. Thankfully most routers will have a small pinhole button on the back or bottom of the router (like that shown in the picture to the right), pressing this button in and holding on this button for 10-15 seconds will hard reset the router. After this has been done setup the router again and enter a username and password that you can write down.
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Dec 21, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
Jan 28, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router
Depending on the router, you can either view or reset the wireless network password (also referred to as the passphrase or security key) if
you can log into the router. Some routers mask the wireless network
password, so while you cannot recover it, you can enter and save a new
If you cannot log into your router because you have
forgotten the router password or your network has been hijacked, please
refer to "Lost or forgotten password for router or other device" below.
To view or reset a wireless network password:
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.
NOTE: Restoring factory defaults
on a device will erase any customizations you have made. You will lose
any configurations saved to the device!
See the following articles for more information:
Nov 07, 2010 | NetGear WIRELESS-G WGR614 802.11G WIRELESS...
Oct 30, 2010 | D-Link DIR-628 Wireless Router
Jun 25, 2009 | D-Link ADSL2/2+ Modem/Wireless Router...
Jan 09, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router...
Mar 27, 2008 | U.S. Robotics USRobotics USR5461 Wireless...
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