If you have forgotten your
Linksys password, you have a couple of options. You can try to use the
default settings to log into the router settings and change your
password, or you can simply reset the router and set it up again. Either
way, you will need to create a new password to use in the future. Read
on to learn what to do about a lost Linksys router password.
Try the Default
can try to log in to the Linksys setup page and create a new router
password using the default user name and password. This will only work
if you did not change the default password when you originally set up
Open a web browser window, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. Type 192.168.1.1
into the address bar. Do not include any prefixes, such as http://
. Press Enter
or click Go
. A dialog box will open prompting you for a user name and password. Try leaving both fields blank and clicking OK
. If this does not give you access, type admin
into the User Name
box and Password
into the Password
box. Click OK
If you succeed, you can configure your router settings again and create
a new password. Read the first article in this series, Configuring a Linksys Router Settings
, to learn how to do so.
Reset the Router
you are unable to log in to the Linksys router setup page using the
default user name and password, you do have another option to solve your
lost Linksys router password problem, which is to reset your router.
Look for a small Reset
on the back, front or the bottom of your Linksys router. The location
of the button depends on the router model, so look carefully. As a
precaution the buttons are small and inconspicuous, so that users do not
accidentally reset their routers.
Once you have located the Reset
button, press and hold it for at least ten seconds. You may need to use
something with a small point, such as the end of a paperclip or a
pencil tip to depress the button. Release the button and wait for the
router to start back up. This will restore the router to its initial
factory settings as it was when you first set it up. You will need to
configure it again and choose a new password. Refer to the first article
in this series for instructions on how to do so.