Question about 3Com OfficeConnect Wireless Router
quite clear as to your problem. Are you trying to access the web-based
configuration page for the router (for which you need an administrator password)? Or are you trying to make a wireless connection to the Internet via the router (for which you need the wireless security key)?
Those are two separate passwords, and you may be able to retrieve them both. The administrator password would be stored in the computer that was used to configure the router. The security key should be in the computer which configured the router, as well as any computer which made a wireless connection to the router.
You may find it helpful to check the owner's manual. (If you don't have that, you may be able to find a copy online and download - be sure to search for the correct model.)
If you can access the web-based configuration page for your router, you should be able to view (or reset) the wireless security key. (Check the owner's manual for your model.)
If you're not able access the router's configuration page, and the passwords are stored, you should still be able to retrieve them by installing some free software.
For the computer that configured the router, download and install this program:
RouterPassView by NirSoft
For a laptop that connected to the router, download and install this program:
WirelessKeyView by NirSoft
Posted on Mar 19, 2011
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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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