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You'll need to log into the router from a computer that is connected to it with a network cable. If you can't log into the router because someone changed the login credentials, you'll have to perform a hardware reset.
The reset will remove all the custom settings chosen by you (and the person that changed them after you) and return them to default - or "factory". The reset is performed by pressing a small button on the router. Since you didn't include the name & model of the router - I can't tell you exactly where it is. It should be found on the back somewhere - but it may require that you press it with a pen tip or similar for up to 30 seconds or so (again, depending on the name & model).
After the reset, the router will reboot. You may need to refresh the computer's IP address or reboot it as well. Log into the router using the factory defaults (these variables change with the name and model router, too). Once logged in, change the settings to reflect your needs of the network and wireless. This will probably be the same as it was when you set it up last. Next, secure your network. Use WEP only if that is the only type available for all the devices you wish to connect via wireless. WEP can be cracked with simple, free software in only minutes. WPA is a much better choice. Be sure to change the login name and password on the router, too. The password should be something that does not appear in the dictionary. Pick a word - substitute numbers and symbols for letters like this: 0 for O, 3 for E, $ for S, ! for i, 7 for L, 6 for G, 8 for B, @ for a, etc. Make it hard for the password to be broken. Place a piece of tape on the router and write the IP address, Login Name and Password on the tape. You can check it if you ever forget it easily that way.
I hope this helps & good luck!. If you need more help - please provide the name and model of your router. Please rate my reply - thanks!
Posted on May 22, 2011
If the router is not allowing you administrator access rights, you can always reset the router to factory default setting by pushing the reset button on the back of the router. You will see a pinhole on the back and you will need something small and pointed to press it. Press and hold it for 15-20 seconds to reset your router to factory.
Please be reminded that you will lose all current settings for your router including wireless password and setting. You have to know the default username and password too so you can access the setup page for your router to re-setup your preferred settings.
Click here for some info on how to know your router's IP address.
Hope this helps.
Posted on May 22, 2011
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