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If You Forget Your Router's Password

By June 11, 2008

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One of the most frustrating problems in home networking is forgetting the password of your broadband router. Judging by how often I'm asked for solutions to this problem, it happens frequently.

Unfortunately, the only practical remedy requires resetting your router to its factory defaults (which sets the password to a specific name picked by the manufacturer). Details vary depending on the router model but typically involve pushing and holding down a reset button on the unit. Consult the manufacturer's documentation for specifics.
More - How to Connect to Broadband Routers as an Administrator
See also - Default Passwords for Linksys Routers
May 6, 2010 at 4:14 pm
(1) sneeze says:

this page:

allows you to lookup almost any routers password

October 28, 2010 at 11:27 am
(2) jamvaru says:

thanks sneeze!

June 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm
(3) woollen says:

you saved me… thanks sneeze!

August 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm
(4) Gerald Pennington says:

how do i recover my passphrase?

August 13, 2012 at 6:26 pm
(5) anom says:

are there any consuquences of resetting it

March 23, 2013 at 5:54 am
(6) cough says:

thanks a lot sneeze

May 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm
(7) Rahul says:

Reset your Router. and goto Router Page. your password will be default password : admin. If not read manual, there default password will be mention

August 20, 2013 at 4:56 am
(8) saba says:

i have forgot my password plz send me as early as possible

February 9, 2014 at 3:41 pm
(9) anita says:

I change my password and username but now i forgot it, what can i do?

February 12, 2014 at 8:22 pm
(10) jane says:

tnx a lot…ur my savior.

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