I?ve lost the password to my router, what can I do?
1. Right-click on the icon in your taskbar that represents your wireless Internet connection.
2. Select "Open Network and Sharing Center." 3. Click "Manage Wireless Networks."
4. Click the icon that represents the wireless Internet connection you are trying to recover the password for. Select "Properties" from the toolbar.
5. Select the "Security" tab. check the "Show Characters" box to display the password for that particular wireless Internet connection.
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Hold the reset button on the router for 30 second, do not let go of it after the diag LED turns off, continue holding it until 30 seconds have passed. After you?ve done this, the router will revert to factory defaults, all of your settings will be lost. By default the default Password for the router is admin, and there is no User Name.
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 password.
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!
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