How to Reset a LinkSys Router Password

LinkSys is the division of the Cisco Company which manufactures some of the most widely used network routers in the world. The WRT54G, WRT160N, and WRT310N series are the most popular with the WRT54G being the first model deployed that supported third-party firmware. The current generation of LinkSys routers support the draft 802.11N wireless standard that provides an increased throughput of 270Mbit/s when communicating with other 802.11n compatible devices. As the I forgot my LinkSys router passwordcapabilities of home networking devices have increased, so has the ability of the computers and mobile devices that consumers use to remember the passwords or keys required to access networks setup by LinkSys routers. Unfortunately, if the password is removed from cache on your computer or phone it can then prove difficult to access the network. As a result, a common task that arises for home and business computer users is figuring out how to reset a LinkSys router password when this occurs.

Popular Types of LinkSys Router

There are a large number of LinkSys routers on the market today. The LinkSys WRT54G is one of the best known models; however, it is quickly being replaced by one of the number of 802.11N compatible variants such as the LinkSys WRT610N, e4200, and WRT54Gl. Across all types the two biggest changes when resetting the LinkSys router password are slight differences in the LinkSys web setup menu, length of time required to press the manual reset button (10 vs. 30 seconds for older models), and slight differences in the default LinkSys password. The latest routers released by the company support multiple networks with a number of advanced multimedia features (some routers even have full-up multimedia servers embedded in the router!). As a result of the increased complexity in home networking, many consumers prefer to conduct what the military refers to as a “Raytheon Reset” and restore the router to default factory settings or password(s) and just start over once configurations have become corrupted or just are not performing as well as when the LinkSys router was first purchased online or at the store.

Linksys WRT54G – The LinkSys WRT54G is one of the most widely deployed wireless routers in the market. The device supports throughput rates of up to 54 Mb/second and has seen a number of firmware upgrades from Cysco since initial release. The router was the first one by LinkSys and on the market to support third party firmware (for advanced users).

Linksys e2000 – A Wireless 802.11N router. The e2000 allows you to select 2.4 or 5 Ghz bands for your network and has Gigabit Ethernet ports (10/100/1000 MB/sec).

Linksys e1000 – Similar to the e2000 except it only provides support on the 2.4 Ghz frequency band. Secure guest access and fast Ethernet ports (10/100 MB/Sec) are included with the router.

Linksys WRt54gl – A wireless 802.11G router. Popular with the technology challenged with supporting a “push-button” setup and configuration. Includes access filtering and 128-bit security.

Linksys e4200The e4200 LinkSys router also supports dual N band networks with a 450 MB/second throughput in the 5 GHz frequency band. There is a USB port for shared storage and the router has a built-in media server. The e4200 is backwards compatible with the 802.11b, b, and a standards.

Linksys WRT610N – One of the first LinkSys dual-band wireless routers. Supports both 2.4 and 5 GHz networks at the same time and can act as a network-attached storage device when you connect an external hard drive to the router. There is also special media optimized networking technology embedded in the router to help support smother streaming of HD content and real-time gaming.

How to Check the Settings of the LinkSys Router

The three settings on a LinkSys router that are required in order to permit computers and mobile devices to connect to the network are:

Wireless Security Mode

SSID (Network Name)

Security Key

Typically, home network owners will have an issue with one of these three components that makes one think a router password reset is required. This is not always the case; however, as one of the key three settings may be annotated improperly preventing connection to the network. Before taking action to reset a LinkSys router password, taking the time to check the settings of the LinkSys router is a prudent first step to take.

Step 1 – Ensure the LinkSys router is powered on and then connect your computer to the router using an Ethernet cable.

Step 2 – Load the router’s web-based setup page in your computer’s web browser. To do this, launch the web browser and then enter, “192.168.1.1” in the browser address bar followed by pressing the “Enter” or “Return” key.

Step 3 – Log-in to the router using the unique username and password that you have previously created for the router. If the default settings remain in use, then the username will be blank and the password will be “admin” for newer LinkSys routers.

Step 4 – Select the “Wireless” menu tab on the main setup page and set the “Configuration View” to “Manual.”

Step 5 – Note the SSID or “Network Name” that is in use.

Step 6 – Select “Wireless Security” and record the “Security Mode” and “Passphrase” being used. In older versions of LinkSys routers the passphrase can be shown as a “Pre-Shared Key” or “WPA Shared Key.” The “TX Key” entry on newer routers will indicate which of the 4 keys the active wireless password for your network is. The passwords are case sensitive which is a common source of confusion for LinkSys router end-users.

Changing the Router’s Password Via Web Setup

All routers produced by LinkSys have a built-in web based setup page that can be used to customize settings or to change or reset the router’s password. Before accessing the web setup page, ensure the router is powered on and connect your computer to one of the Ethernet Ports on the router.

Step 1 – Ensure the LED (light) that corresponds to the Ethernet port the computer is connected to the router is turned on.

Step 2 – Open your computer’s web browser. The LinkSys web setup page is compatible with all major Internet browsers.

Step 3 – Enter the router’s IP address in the Internet Browser’s address bar. The default LinkSys setup address is 192.168.1.1. For newer LinkSys routers, the address, http://myrouter.local can also be used.

Step 4 – Enter the router’s user name and password on the login screen followed by clicking the “Ok” menu button. If you still have the default login configuration on your router the user field should be left blank and use a default password of “admin.” On older LinkSys routers default logins may be:

Legacy LinkSys Login Username Defaults:

Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Ethernet routers: Administrator

Linksys  WRT54G, BEFW11S4: admin

Linksys Comcast routers: Comcast

All other Linksys routers: {none}

Legacy default passwords are:

Linksys Comcast routers: 1234

Linksys BEFW11S4: {none}

All other Linksys routers: admin

Step 5 – Select the “Administration” menu tab on the subsequently displayed screen. Then, select the “Management” section of the menu.

Step 6 – Enter the default factory or a new password in the “Password” text field. Re-enter the same entry to confirm the change. On newer LinkSys routers the password can have an “unlimited” or very long password.

Step 7 – Choose the “Save Settings” menu button. Now, all computers that are connected to the network will have to use the new LinkSys router password when logging into the router’s web-based configuration page.

Resetting the LinkSys Router to Factory Settings

The easiest way to reset a LinkSys router to factory settings is to press and hold the reset button that is located on the back of the router for 10 seconds. Older LinkSys routers and devices require the reset button be held for a total of 30 seconds to complete the reset process.

Step 1 – Turn on the LinkSys router. Then, remove all LAN, network, and computer connections to the device.

Step 2 – Turn the router to where you can see the rear or back side of the device. There will be a small button or pinhole button labeled reset. Press this button for 10 seconds on newer routers and up to 30 for older devices to restore to factory defaults. After the router reboots (this can take up to two to three minutes depending on the type of LinkSys router being reset), power down the router and then turn back-on.

Step 3 – Once the router is reset, it will require configuration. For example any security, password, SSID, or default name settings will now be reset to the default LinkSys configuration and can pose a security risk if not re-configured straight away. To access the configuration panel, connect your computer to the router using an Ethernet cable and launch the computer’s web browser. Then, enter “192.168.1.1” in the web browser’s address bar and press the “Enter” or “Return” key.

Step 4 – Log-in to the LinkSys configuration panel using a blank username and “admin” for the password. Legacy usernames and passwords can be found earlier in this article for older LinkSys devices.

Step 5 – Once logged in to the administrator panel, continue to configure the LinkSys router normally. Ensure to change the login user and password names before finishing work on the control panel.

Resetting the LinkSys Router Using Web Setup

Step 1 – Power on the LinkSys router and then connect your computer to the router using an Ethernet cable.

Step 2 – Open your computer’s web browser and enter “192.168.1.1” in the browser tool bar and press the “Enter” or “Return” key.

Step 3 – Log-in to the browser using the unique user name and password that you created when originally configuring the router. If you still use the default login and password, for new LinkSys routers these are a blank entry for user name and “admin” for the password.

Step 4 – Select the “Administration” tab on the Linksys setup menu.

Step 5 – Click the “Factory Defaults” sub-menu tab.

Step 6 – Choose the “Restore Factory Defaults” menu option listed under the “Factory Defaults” menu tab. The default settings of the LinkSys router will now be restored requiring additional configuration.

How to Reset the LinkSys Router Password on a Mac

Unfortunately, a common problem that arises for Mac users who try to reset a LinkSys router’s password is getting the “Safari can’t connect to the server” error when attempting to access the LinkSys setup page. You can still attempt to reset the password using Safari, but may have to switch to an alternative web browser such as Mozilla Firefox to complete the task if the error is persistent.

Step1 – Connect your Mac computer to the LinkSys router using an Ethernet cable.

Step 2 – Launch the computer’s web browser (Safari in most cases). Then, enter “192.168.1.1” in the browser’s address bar and press the “Return” key.

Step 3 – Enter the username and password in the subsequently displayed menu prompt. If you never changed the username and password, then leave the “Name” field blank and proceed to enter “admin” in the “Password” field in the dialogue box.

Step 4 – If Safari throws an error on step two or three, LinkSys recommends downloading the latest version of the Mozilla web browser to attempt the password reset. In the majority of cases this will solve the issues encountered between Mac OS X and the LinkSys web setup.

Step 5 – Choose the “Administration” menu tab on the LinkSys setup menu. Then, select the “Factory Defaults” menu option.

Step 6 – Click the “Restore Factory Defaults” menu choice that is found beneath the “Factory Defaults” menu label. After the factory defaults have been restored you will need to proceed with configuring the SSID, security type, and password for your wireless network.

Step 7 – One step that you should take is changing the default password for the router while you are in the configuration panel. To do this, select the “Administration” menu tab. Then, enter the new router password in both the “Router Password” field and the subsequent text box to confirm the new password. After you do this action, press the “Save Settings” menu button to save the new LinkSys router password.

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  • DennisB

    Am I missing something? I was expecting to read instructions on how to reset the password but all I see here is

    “Once you go past the login screen, you should be able to reconfigure the LinkSys router.”

    Is there another page I am supposed to go to for further instructions?

    I have gotten pass my login screen and now I don’t know where to go from here to reconfigure my password

    • memenode

      To you and all the upvoters: the article clearly says “If you have forgotten your LinkSysrouter password, the easiest thing to do is to reset your router to the factory default settings” and it tells you to hold down the reset button for 30 seconds to do that.

      By the time you get to the password screen your password should already be reset.

      Some people around here seem to have a reading disability of some kind…

       

      • Gary Hughett

        Just saying hold the reset button for 30 seconds to reset the password does not explain anything about how to create a password for the wireless router. Who is the person who acts like someone elses does not know how to read. Obviously a better explanantion is needed!  Hello!

        • memenode

          You’re misunderstanding, and apparently aren’t the only one.

          It is not talking about the wireless password, but the router password, which is the password it asks you for when you try to access the router (usually on 192.168.1.1 in your browser). Resetting the router therefore resets the router password, and since it resets all settings to factory defaults it also resets the wireless password. What the article tells you to do is exactly how you do it. There are no further steps.

          Wireless password is something else, and it’s pointless to talk about resetting it when you already have access to it once you have access to the router. You just have to go into the router, wireless settings, and see it.

          If you want info on how to set up a linksys router from scratch, or after a reset, read this.

    • ROBERT CLARK RUTKOWSKI

      I agree with the ‘…reading disability…’  No s..t!

  • ScottK

    If you read further then you will realize that he explained what to do it you cant do that.

  • Pat H.

    How do I get wireless on my ipod. The password admin doen’t work.

    • Clark

      To connect an IPOD to your WI-FI network, you must enter the Key for your router when it asks for the Password.  In general your Key is not the same as the password. 

       
       

       
       

      • Louise

        Hi… I am trying to reset my WRT400N router password and when I type in admin it does not work.
        Please help…

        • pravin

          I am tray to linksys wifi router open but i am not remember the password so which way to reset the password .

      • Toby

        Thank you for clearing up the difference between when the router password or when the security key is needed !!!!!! The last time I reset, I had Time-warner techs here two hours and a 2nd year IT  student who couldnt figure it out!!

  • Wonderlad

    Hi,

    I’ve lost and forgot my linksys password and everytime I do I have to dig for my Linksys original disk to restart.

  • Daniel Memenode

    Originally posted by Wonderlad: “Hi,

    I’ve lost and forgot my linksys password and everytime I do I have to dig for my Linksys original disk to restart.”

    Do you still have the disk? If so at least you have a way of restoring it.

    Just don’t forget it so often. Write it down in a safe place only you know of. :-)

  • BaRBAR

    I CAN ONLY USE THE ROUTER WITH ONE COMPUTER; OTHERS WILL NOT CONNECT TO THE SYSTEM. I DO NOT BELIEVE THERE IS A PASSWORD. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

    • NameGoesHere

      To fix this, you need to press CAPS LOCK button once. Maybe then somebody will consider helping you.

  • Daniel Memenode

    How do you connect other computers to the router?

    If it’s wireless, you might need to enter your WEP or WPA key which should be stored inside the router, which you can access at http://192.168.1.1/.

    When you’re there click on wireless, then wireless security and you should see the page with the key listed. Use the first one.

    If this is not it, let me know exactly what you’re doing, and try not to use caps lock all the way. :P

    • trisha

      Forgot my password, thanks so much for the info. Retrieved my password and I am ready to go!!! Thanks!!!!! :)

  • Suzie

    Is the network key and the password the same?

  • Daniel Memenode

    Originally posted by Suzie: “Is the network key and the password the same?”

    No, the network key is what protects the network you are on and is needed before someone can connect to it. The password is what you use to enter the router configuration interface usually (default ones often being “admin” or “0000″).

    Network key could be called a password, technically, but it’s a different one.

  • speaka

    hi anybody can help me,, i have a problem regarding internet contributer. our computer server cannot access internet using router. second is when i type 192.168.1.1 what will i do please..help me?

  • Daniel Memenode

    What is your router speaka? When you go to 192.168.1.1, enter the username and password and then what you do depends on what you want to accomplish.

    There might be a connection wizard to help you set it up. Need more details..

  • docx

    Originally posted by Pat H.: “How do I get wireless on my ipod. The password admin doen’t work.”
    you’re a hopeless idiot.geez.

  • bennymac

    So I typed 192.168.1.1 into my browser. It asked me for username and pass, I left username blank and entered admin as pass, also tried Adminstrator as pass…Trying to network my xbox360 with my laptop

    plz help

  • marymc

    PERFECT instructions! You are awesome, and you really saved me! Thanks a million.

    For those having problems: start at the beginning of the article and follow the instructions one step at a time. I am not a pro but following the steps one by one made it super easy to reset my password and got me back up and running quickly.

  • MapleSea

    I Want To Set A Password For My Router , But I Can’t Find the Web, So What Should I DO Now?

  • Daniel Memenode

    What do you mean you can’t find the web? If you wrote that comment you definitely are on the web. Just scroll up and follow the instructions.

    Thanks

  • Tuscany

    Similar problem to all those posted above:

    I have a Lyncsys WRT54G, trying to get a 3rd computer on the router, and there’s no way I can get past the sign in screen on the originating computer, with any combo of admin or blank or 0000, and there is not a reset button. Should I uninstal the router software, shut down and re-instal? But I can’t find the software on my add/delete programs list – neither Cisco Systems or Broadcom. I’m working on a Vista machine. Any suggestions before I go out and buy another router that I really can’t afford right now?

    Thanks, David

  • Daniel Memenode

    Originally posted by Tuscany: “Similar problem to all those posted above:

    I have a Lyncsys WRT54G, trying to get a 3rd computer on the router, and there’s no way I can get past the sign in screen on the originating computer, with any combo of admin or blank or 0000, and there is not a reset button. Should I uninstal the router software, shut down and re-instal? But I can’t find the software on my add/delete programs list – neither Cisco Systems or Broadcom. I’m working on a Vista machine. Any suggestions before I go out and buy another router that I really can’t afford right now?

    Thanks, David”

    There must be a reset button or at least a hole you can put a needle through to press the internal reset button. It’s usually on the back of the router. You could check the manuals if you can’t find it.

    Once you do a hard reset you should be able to login with default passwords. Otherwise you’d have to type in the one you probably set yourself earlier.

  • Gordon Bryson

    I’m on AT&T DSL, with their supplied 2 Wire 1701HG Gateway modem.
    I have the modem hooked to my PC, but would like to hook up a LINKSYS Wireless-G Broadband Router to permit multi user access in my home. I’ve hooked the Ethernet connection from the DSL modem into the Internet port on the Linksys, and then an ethernet connection from the Linksys to my PC. Then I cannot access Explorer on my PC. I’m not really cyber smart, and need to know how to configure this setup, if it is possible.
    I’d appreciate any help.

  • Gordon Bryson

    I’ve been searching everywhere to find out how to set up this wireless router. Your site came up on the search engine. I have no comments on improvement at this time, and look forward to any help.

    Thanks, gordon

  • Daniel Memenode

    Originally posted by Gordon Bryson: “I’m on AT&T DSL, with their supplied 2 Wire 1701HG Gateway modem.
    I have the modem hooked to my PC, but would like to hook up a LINKSYS Wireless-G Broadband Router to permit multi user access in my home. I’ve hooked the Ethernet connection from the DSL modem into the Internet port on the Linksys, and then an ethernet connection from the Linksys to my PC. Then I cannot access Explorer on my PC. I’m not really cyber smart, and need to know how to configure this setup, if it is possible.
    I’d appreciate any help.”

    The new Linksys router shouldn’t be connected to the supplied DSL modem. Instead you should connect the phone line cable to the Linksys and it will then serve as a DSL modem by itself. The old gateway is no longer necessary.

  • AbbyNormal

    Hi,

    My long-term situation is I live with my techie brother who doesn’t pay for the internet, but feels he has the right to control it. So he limits who has access to the wireless router. He’s a jerk (to keep it clean), so every few weeks he locks me out and I have to reset the router in order to change whatever login & password he creates. I’ve done this countless times and it’s worked every time.

    Until now. We have a linksys WRT54G and I’ve tried holding down the reset for 30 seconds. And I’ve tried the 30-30-30 method of holding reset for 30 sec/off while holding reset for 30 secs/on again holding reset 30 secs. Neither seem to be resetting the login/password back to login: [blank”> password: admin. (And I’ve tried login: admin password: admin as well, to no avail.)

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

  • lolly

    Originally posted by bennymac: “So I typed 192.168.1.1 into my browser. It asked me for username and pass, I left username blank and entered admin as pass, also tried Adminstrator as pass…Trying to network my xbox360 with my laptop

    plz help”

    I’m having the same problem, I can get to the prompt for username and password and I’ve tried leaving UN blank and “admin” for PW and several other variations I’ve found online and I can’t get in to the Linksys page. I have a WRTG54G2 V1 and everywhere I look that’s what it says to do. I just got an iPad and I can’t connect to my wireless network on it in my apartment because my computer does so automatically and I don’t remember the password from when I set it up.

  • Daniel Memenode

    Originally posted by AbbyNormal: “Hi,

    My long-term situation is I live with my techie brother who doesn’t pay for the internet, but feels he has the right to control it. So he limits who has access to the wireless router. He’s a jerk (to keep it clean), so every few weeks he locks me out and I have to reset the router in order to change whatever login & password he creates. I’ve done this countless times and it’s worked every time.

    Until now. We have a linksys WRT54G and I’ve tried holding down the reset for 30 seconds. And I’ve tried the 30-30-30 method of holding reset for 30 sec/off while holding reset for 30 secs/on again holding reset 30 secs. Neither seem to be resetting the login/password back to login: [blank”> password: admin. (And I’ve tried login: admin password: admin as well, to no avail.)

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!”

    Maybe the reset button got defective/broken or your brother went as far as to open the router up and somehow sabotage the reset function, though that’s a wild idea. :)

    You could try to email linksys support about it, just asking what could cause their router to be unable to reset.

  • Daniel Memenode

    Originally posted by lolly: “Originally posted by bennymac: “So I typed 192.168.1.1 into my browser. It asked me for username and pass, I left username blank and entered admin as pass, also tried Adminstrator as pass…Trying to network my xbox360 with my laptop

    plz help”

    I’m having the same problem, I can get to the prompt for username and password and I’ve tried leaving UN blank and “admin” for PW and several other variations I’ve found online and I can’t get in to the Linksys page. I have a WRTG54G2 V1 and everywhere I look that’s what it says to do. I just got an iPad and I can’t connect to my wireless network on it in my apartment because my computer does so automatically and I don’t remember the password from when I set it up.”

    The password might actually be saved somewhere on your computer. You might be able to view it with WirelessKeyView if you’re using Windows.

    If you’re on Mac (or someone on a Mac with similar issue is reading) you can use Keychain Access which should be included with your Mac, and in it double click on the SSID of your router, click the checkbox to show password, enter your Mac password and you should see your wireless key.

  • Orlando

    Old Linksys router password is admin

  • Pirate

    Username is : root or admin
    password is : admin

    gl

  • Azhet

    Type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar
    you should see the linksys thing pop up
    type in admin in the password box and you should be in :)

    to make a secure network go to the Wireless tab and under wirelessnetwork name (SSID) name your network
    click on save settings at the bottom of the page
    click on wireless security right under the Wireless tab
    switch the security to WPA2 Personal
    enter your password and click save setting on the bottom of the page
    now when people try to connect they will need to know you password
    if you ever forget the password press the reset button on the back of the router
    hope this helps :)

    • Lesley

      wow! thanks so much it worked!!!

  • bowtiepwr

    :-?
    are all Linksys routers accessible thru 192.168.1.1?
    I am looking to get rid of the default password of admin.

  • Daniel Memenode

    Originally posted by bowtiepwr: “:-?
    are all Linksys routers accessible thru 192.168.1.1?
    I am looking to get rid of the default password of admin.”

    It seems this is their standard, so probably yes. In any case it’s easy to check. If you go to that address and it asks you for a password then that’s it. You should then be able to find where to change router password, probably under Administration > Management (might be somewhat different depending on the model, but look for something along those lines).

  • karen

    I have a linksys, my daughter set it up with NO SECURITY and now it is showing I have 2 ip addresses through my server and I can’t get on my Ipod laptop, nothing will connect!! HELP

  • Keri

    Nothing is working! I’ve identified my default gateway 198.168.0.1, I get the prompt for the username & password. I leave the username blank and “admin” as the password. Then I get a blank screen! I don’t want to reset my router because I have 2 computers hooked up to it already (thanks to my IT guys from work). I’m afraid if I reset it then I won’t be able to use my laptop. I’m trying to access wireless for my iPod, but don’t have a clue what my Linksys password is. HELP!!!!!

  • sam

    hi, i need to get my linksys password so i can use wifi . but when i try to go to 192.168.1.1, i put the default admin as pw and leaving a blank for user. however, i couldn’t get pass it. it’s not very new, but i tried putting admin for both too. what can i do other than resetting it because i really dont have to re-connect to my pc and having to go through all that trouble. thanks.

  • sunshinegirl

    I am trying to reset my parents linksys wireless router, WRT54G2 V1, I did a hard reset, and then I put in the IP address 192.168.1.1, I am unable to access that webpage. Of course then, I am unable to log in, or reset their password. The disc for setup is gone. What can I do now? Can someone please help me???

    • memenode

      Are you sure it’s connected to your computer? If it’s on wireless it’s a good idea to try using an ethernet cable to connect the two..

      Of course it also has to be on and booted. If nothing works maybe the router is faulty and you could call your ISP or Linksys..

  • Sunni

    Helpful tip: I just finished changing the admin name and password to get to the admin gui at 192.168.1.1 and also the wireless password. I am using the linksys router WRT-54G.

    This link shows you the how-to’s: http://www.ofzenandcomputing.com/zanswers/811

    However, after you have made the changes, I found that I had to power off completely my HP desktop (connected to router) and to power off the modem and router. I also cleared my cookes and cache on firefox. After I rebooted everything, I was able to go to 192.168.1.1 in Firefox and log in.

    Before doing that, I was getting a blank page when I went to 192.168.1.1.

    Hope this helps someone.

  • Adriano

    Hi! Can someone help me, please?

    I have a router conected to a desktop and 2 laptops conected wireless. The problem is that yesterday, I recieved a wifi cell phone, and when I try to conect to the router it asks the password and when I enter it, it says that it is the wrong one…

    How can I solve it?

    • memenode

      The password is probably the wireless key with which your connection is encrypted. You can find this key in any of your connected laptops since they couldn’t be connected unless they have that key entered in.

      For Windows you can try a free WirelessKeyView program on your laptop to find that key. When you find it, just enter it exactly on your mobile phone where it asks for it, and you should be able to connect.

  • Bill

    Comment: On my Linksys router I couldn’t get a log on screen using any browser, yet I knew I had the correct IP address (it was my gateway address). Then I found an obscure tip: on the lower left of the router face is a button labeled “Cisco Systems” and it was lit up. I pressed it and it went out, then I could finally get the Log On screen. I don’t know what function it serves, but I struggled with getting no log on screen at later occasions until I remembered this little trick. It does no harm or changes to the router that I can tell. Pressing it again won’t restore it to lit, but it doesn’t matter apparently. This seems such an easy solution to try before going to the trouble of factory resets etc.

  • claire

    Hi,
    This question doesn’t necessarily go along with resetting passwords:
    My family has a network set up with a linksys B router. Our laptops and one desktop with a B adapter can successfully hook up to the internet. My computer, on the other hand, has a G adapter and doesnt seem to be able to link to the internet. We have had a computer specialist come in several times and fix it, yet when my computer is turned off and turned back on again, the connection no longer works and seems to be almost impossible to fix without hiring someone else to do it.
    Any suggestions as to how I might be able to finally link the internet up to my computer again without sending someone here to fix it?

  • brian panuelos

    PLEASE HELP ME ABOUT MY PROBLEM. I DID THE RESET 30 SEC. BUT DON’T WORK
    I ALL SO TRY USERNAME: root, blank NOTHING HAPPENS. PLEASE HELP ME

    • memenode

      Which router do you have? Have you tried blank username and “admin” (without quotations) as password?

  • jewelh

    Hello,

    How do I get wireless on my ipod touch? It is requesting a password and router defaults to Linksys.

    Please help.

    thanks

    • memenode

      Check this comment. It’s probably just looking for your wireless key.

  • Christopher

    Limited connectivity only
     
    I am trying to connect to the internet through my wireless router but every time I connect I have only limited connectivity and cannot access the internet.
    Do I need to change my password?
    How can I be sure I am entering the correct key?
    How can I resolve all of this
     
    Thanks so much!

    • memenode

      If you can connect to the router, but not the internet your wireless key seems fine, but the router may be misconfigured somehow. Check that your DSL password in the router is right.

      Check How to setup a linksys router for configuration info.

      • Christopher

        Thanks so much for the reply/help. However, I did all that, in the status there is an IP address and I still only have limited connectivity.

        While the Ethernet cable is connected to my computer, there is no issue. I have internet access. Any other ideas?

        • Christopher

          When I diagnose the connection issue through windows I get the following message:
           
          “Wireless Network Connection” does not have a valid IP configuration

  • tanya

    I have a Linksys router Model # BEF11s4, and I’ve lost my password. I’ve read through all of these postings on how to reset the password, but I have 2 questions:

    Question #1
    “If I reset the router, do I lose my internet ability? I’m trying to follow the instructions on how to reset it, but I’m concerned that if I reset it, I wont be able to read instructions online and get my computer back up again.” 

    Question #2
    For my model, what is the correct username and password? Admin for both? Root for both? Or Admin for password only, and username left blank?

    Please advise.

    Thank you!

    • memenode

      #1 – You could temporarily lose your internet connection, yeah, until you set it up again. You can download the instructions though so you can see them offline.

      #2 – Linksys routers (according to this) have a blank username and “admin” as a default password. Try logging in to it via 192.168.1.1 in your browser with that.

  • Bob

    Hi, I’m a complete dunce and need help. We purchased a wireless router several months ago and have it hard-wired to mt wife’s desktop, but I cannot figure out how to get it to connect to my laptop via the wireless connection.
    Did I mention that all the paperwork that came with the router has long since gone to the trash?

    • memenode

      Well thrashing the paperwork was a bad idea. ;) You could try this guide to set up your router. For wireless you usually just need to go into the router (through 192.168.1.1 in the browser), enable wireless, and set your wireless key if it’s not set automatically. Then your laptop should detect your wireless network. When you try to connect to it you’ll need to enter your key (or set it in properties).

  • Michael

    OMG thank you so freaking much, I have been at this for days now. thank you again!!!!!!!

  • brian

    I have a slightly different problem, but haven’t found advice on it anywhere else.  My Linksys keeps resetting to other random (available wireless networks in range)  networks, rather than the staying connected to my (saved) network.   How do I keep it from changing like this?

    • Will.Spencer

      That is a function of your computers operating system. What operating system are you running?

      • brian

        Windows XP (Media Edition).  Always works correctly on start up, changes the wifi network later.

        • brian

          If it is the OS, how is it interfering and what exactly can be done about that?

          • Alex

            You probably just need to change the order of your “Preferred Wireless Networks”.  Move yours to the top of the list and, if there’s some on there that don’t look familiar and you don’t want to connect to any more, just delete them.  My sister-in-law had this problem at her house…all computers/devices but one were connecting fine.  The other one was always slow or non-responsive.  It was connecting to ‘Fred’…a wireless network that belonged to a neighbor 3-4 houses away.

  • salahuddin

    hi i have linksys router wag160n  please help me i am forget password

    • Will.Spencer

      Why don’t you just reset the password?

  • MARK

    DAMNIT PEOPLE LEARN TO READ AND LEARN FOR YOURSELF HOW TO SET UP
    YOUR ROUTER. A FRIGGIN MONKEY CAN DO IT AND YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO AS WELL.

  • Troy

    i have same problem with you guys ive tried the default username and password but it didnt work for me, pls help me guys my router model is wrt120n linksys. pls contact me on my email litroffin.espiritu@gmail.com

    • memenode

      If you previously set a different password for the router the default password wont work. Otherwise your default password might be different for your model, which you can check in its manual.

  • Charles Mbithi

    Hi Troy, I used to have the same problem with my router . The solution to that problem is documented in fixya : http://www.fixya.com/support/t8140881-carlos_doing_hard_reset

  • Jerry

    I have typed in the 192.168.1.1 does this ip number still work? Called linksys and was told it is now a paid service. Any help would be great.

  • Jerry

    I meant to say that having them help me put a password on my router to make it secure would cost 119.00 dollars.

  • sharon

    Hi I forgot my username & password to my Linksys, the model isWRT54G. i HAVE TRIED TO RESET BUT COULN’T DO IT. pLEASE HELP ME PLEASE. tHANKS A LOT…

    • memenode

      Try holding the reset button longer. Have you went to 192.168.1.1 in your browser and entered the password as “admin”, and nothing in the username field?

  • mason

    i have forgotton my username and password for my wireless router and i have tried leaving the username blank and password admin and the same password with the usernme admin this did not work please help.

    • memenode

      The default username and password (blank/admin) is gonna work only if you never changed your password since you got the router or since you last reset the router. It wont work otherwise. You have to reset the router or remember the password.

  • Kathy

    I’ve had numerous unsuccessful conversations with Apple regarding my iPod Touch.  It worked fine until Apple helped me with another problem and now my Touch won’t connect to my wireless internet that I have at home.  It works in other locations, but not in my home.  My computers internet connection is fine.  They are telling me to reset my passwords with Linksys.  I can try doing that but I’m aprehensive since my computers are funtioning fine – I don’t want to mess up what is working.  What is your suggestion?

    • memenode

      Sounds like the password in your iPod Touch are wrong. Instead of resetting your Linksys password you should probably check what password is being used by your computers and put that in your iPod Touch wireless settings. You’re looking for a “wireless key”. You can try looking for it in properties of your wireless connection on your computers.

    • TJ Frohliger

      I’m having the same problem with my Droid. My computer connects fine and my phone shows it is connected but no internet on it. How can both be connected but not one not work.

  • Janneice

    To set up my netflix I need my password, I know the name of my router but have forgotten my password.  Is there a way to change password?

    • memenode

      If you’re referring to the wireless key you can change it in wireless settings of your router (or read what it is currently set to). You can also probably read it from the settings of your other computer too though if it works over wireless.

      If you mean the password for entering the router I’m afraid the only way to do that is to reset the router, but try the default ones first: username is blank and password is admin.

  • CaribGrackle

    Really helpful, thanks.

  • Jenny

    Two questions:

    In an attempt to change my wireless password, I accidentally changed my router’s password, so now I can’t go to http://192.168.1.1/ unless I connect the router to my Mac, type in “admin” for user and then my new password which gets me in.  Is this how it is supposed to be now that I’ve changed the password?  I have to connect the router to the Mac every time?

    Second, after all of that, my WIFI is working fine with my Mac, but not with my Iphone 4.  Even though my phone says that it’s connected, nothing that requires an internet connection works – Safari, Facebook, etc…  I’ve tried everything with my Iphone, so is this a router problem?  Or do you think it’s still an Iphone problem?

    Thank you!
     

    • memenode

      1. I don’t think that’s how it should be, but I’m not sure what you’re asking about. Can you connect your Mac via wireless to the internet (as your second question suggests) or not? If you can then you should be able to access 192.168.1.1 from it.

      2. Last time I searched for an answer about this some have been saying this could be caused by interference on your wireless channel, so changing the channel in your wireless settings might help. It might help to check you have the right wireless key in your iPhone as well, in case it thinks it’s connected, but actually isn’t due to a wrong key. Another possibility, albeit less likely on a home network unless there’s an issue with an antenna or the router, is a low signal which would cause web sites to be unreachable.

      Also.. given that this is an iPhone 4 I can’t help but relate this issue to the old iPhone 4 antenna  issue which was hyped some time ago. Are you holding the phone the right way as Steve Jobs advises? :p

  • Sue

    I followed the instructions to reset my linksys WRT54G because I found a second network on my Manage Wireless Networks. I just wanted to change my security key. Now I am connected as totally unsecured. I cannot figure out how to fix this and am afraid to make it a home network. I can’t print to my wireless printer. My old network shows up as the preferred network but it is not accessable when i open the a networks available anymore. I don’t want to pay linksys the $119. I’m pretty sure my printer won’t work because it is set up to find the old network name. I can get to the page with the IP 192.168.1.1 and open it. But I want to re-enter the old name and security key now so I can work. It asks for a host and domain. It says the Host is provided by my ISP. I’m lost. What do I do now?

    • http://www.facebook.com/blackstar55 Conner May

      send the router back and get a new one thats what i did  when it happened to me(well my mom). and make  your own secure password so noone can connect via wifi except you and people you want to connect.

  • Sue

    I forgot to mention that I am on Windows 7 from a DSL modem and that old Linksys WRT54G. Should I call HP (my printer). I have an extended warranty with them, but I don’t think they can help me with the whole wireless network problem. They are barely able to help at night with their own Printers. I could buy a new Linksys for less than $119, I think. This one was only $49, but it’s 10 years old. Please help with all the steps. Thank you.

    • memenode

      I’m not sure what the confusion is about.. I’d say just change the old router’s wireless key and SSID to the one that the printer is set to and connect all your computers to that.

      Or do the same with your new router if you prefer. So long as the SSID and wireless key are the same your printer should work.

      Alternatively, you can set up the new network and change the wireless key and SSID in your printer.

      All the settings in the router for wireless, including wireless key and SSID, should be in your router’s wireless settings, under wireless security.

  • smbroyles

    We purchased and had installed a linksys router when also purchasing laptops in late 2007. The TW cable guy installed/hooked up the router and that was that. However, now I’ve been told (by another cable guy) that to encrypt my computer and protect my info, I have to go thru Linksys. Is this correct? He also thought it was only a 2-step process, very simple. And, from what I’m reading here, it doesn’t sound so simple, and it also sounds as if I may have to pay for this information. Please advise.     

    • memenode

      This article is about resetting the router password by resetting the router, albeit it’s still a simple process, and you only need to do it if you can’t enter the Linksys router.

      Just go to 192.168.1.1 in your web browser, and if you’ve never changed the password enter username blank and “admin” as a password. Then look for wireless settings and under wireless security you should be able to choose WPA2 and set the wireless key (anything you want, so long as it isn’t too easy to guess). Save those settings, and make sure to enter the new key in your laptops so they can connect to that network.

  • abu zayed

    sir
    we forget the username and password of wireless internet now my net is unsecured and many people r connected now what i must do to secured my wireless internet. it is thomson37C1C4 please help me i am trying to secured my net from 1 week please heip me by my email address, i am thank u sir

    • memenode

      In your browser go to 192.168.1.1 and enter “admin” as a password and leave the username blank (or try “user” if that doesn’t work). This should work if you haven’t changed your router password before. If you did enter your own passwords.

      When inside, go to Home Network > Interfaces and click WLAN under LocalNetwork. Then among links on top-right click Configure. That’s the page where you can set up your wireless settings. In the Encryption part you can select to use WPA-PSK encryption and enter your desired wireless key below. As WPA-PSK version select WPA2. When you click the apply button the router should reboot and your wireless will be secured.

      You’ll then just need to enter the wireless key you just set into your wireless devices (or tell those on your network to do so).

  • Ryon02

    To whom it may concern,
    I reset my router numerous times and attempted to go “Home Network”, “Interfaces”, “Local Network and “WLAN”.  I could not even find “Home Network”.  I tried changing the password and after I selected “Save Settings”, the “User Name/Password” was displayed.  I am curious on how I am going to accomplish the resetting of the password if I don’t have my “User name/Password”.  I misplaced the paper that the “User name/Password” was on when I had first set my router settings.  Am I going to have to buy another router if I cannot reset my router.  I would really appreciate it if you would get back to me as soon as you can.  Thank you so much.

    • Will.Spencer

      Ryon:

      There is a hardware RESET button on your Linksys that you can use to reset the router to factory defaults, even if you have forgotten your password.

      What model of LinkSys router do you have?

  • Jane Michelin

    I forgot the password to my linksys router.  It is an older router, probably from 2007 or 2008.  I read the instructions above, but am still not sure what to do to figure out what my password is.  Thanks in advance for your help.

    Jane Michelin

  • marlon

    @Jane Michelin: you may need to reset your router, and you can do that with the use of a pin. You need to push and hold the reset button of your router for 30 seconds. After this, you should be able to access the router’s configuration GUI, by opening a browser> and go to the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a popup box which asks you to enter a username and password to login to your router. Leave username field blank, and for the password type “admin”. Please update me on this.

    • mew

      this works!

    • Sigurd

      I have successfully reset my WRP400 router and is able to log in as admin/admin. However, when trying to do a firmware upgrade, I’m prompted for another user name/password and here admin/admin doesn’t work. Is there another default here?

  • Tariq

    Dear Sir, I bought a router, model no: WRT54GL,Serial no: CL7B1K205973, MAC:687F742705DC, Fin.Good No:1000-03882. We tried to install but we couldn’t. After completing six step it demands a password, but we haven’t got any password, may be we lost it. Now what can we do? We want ur cordial assistance, please give us some advice or instructions.

  • kate

    For the longest time, I did not have a password on my router, so tonight I decided to try to figure out how to do it.

    I found a (seemingly) helpful web site ( http://sg.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080312021041AAzB4CH ) and I followed the instructions exactly.

    Now,  I cannot figure out how to connect the the internet without being physically plugged in to the cable.  

    When I tried to connect, my computer tells me that the Wireless Network Name (SSID) and password (that I know I used when I set them at 192.168.1.1) are incorrect.

    Since I am not hooked up to the internet without being able to use the wireless, I am unable to access that 192.168.1.1 so I can’t go back in and change what I did.

    Honestly, I would rather have people stealing my internet that have to deal with this.  Can you please help me reset the things I changed?

    Thanks!

    • Marlon Franco

      You might need to reset your router and reconfigure your wireless settings.

  • cody

    i have a linksys router and its the WRT54G2  and every time i put in the default  password and username  it will not work.  please help me!!

    • Marlon Franco

      @cody, Please reset the router first. Before using the default username and password

      • Ann

        I have the same problem with Linksys WRT54G but despite trying to hard set (press 30 seconds) and going to the pop up box and trying various computations of Admin, it still does not work.

        • Marlon Franco

          please reset it again, hold the reset button for 10 seconds. Username is blank, then password is admin. Thanks

          • Bob

            I have the  same problem after many resets no combination of username and passwords or lack of work when trying to get into the set up menu. Model WRT54GX2

          • anon

            we have the same model….try
            user name: admin
            password: admin

  • jahnna

    hi, we are trying too hook up our wifi but we got too the part were we inter the password and stuff and we keep putting “admin” and it still wont work. Im not sure what is going on,  it keeps denying the password.we tried resetting it also and it still wont work. any ideas?

    • Marlon Franco

      What’ s the model of your router?

  • Pally

    I have reset my router (wrt54)
    I will accept admin as password
    Can you help

    • Marlon Franco

      try admin admin, or (blank) admin; for the username and password

  • jayjay

    I’ve lost my password! I changed it and lost the note on which i wrote it. I’ve tried to reset my router wrt120n several times. With the button, the red button, and both at the same time but nothing will reset this router to factory settings. So i cant log on to my router! Can anyone help me?

    • Michi

      Hi, i have the same problem. router wrt120n too. i cant reset the router to facory settings with the reset button.

      • Marlon Franco

        you held it for 10 seconds right? Hmmmm..can you try it again.

  • pvkid90

    is there a place i can download the software i lost my disk

    • Marlon Franco

      you mean your router’s driver? Linksys website is your best bet

  • Wendy

    I have a Linksys WRT54GS v.4 which I have used in the past.  I am also having problems with the admin password.  It worked earlier today with admin and admin but now I am having no luck.  I have unplugged and reset my router and also my modem.  The router is hooked up to my PC.  Earlier I was in the Linksys interface trying to reset my password and was unable to do it.  Thanks for any help.

    • Wendy

      I am adding another comment.  I finally got into my Linksys interface and tried to change my password.  Then the admin window came up again and would not accept my admin password!  This is very aggravating. 

  • Wendy

    If  I set my router to the default password how do I find out that password? 

  • Sandy

    Is there any way to reset a password on linkseys router without having to reset the router??  I am trying to connect to a kindle and I think it wants my router password and I have no idea what it is???

  • Erinn

    We have a regular PC in our house and one laptop.  We just got a new laptop and are trying to get on the internet.  I can find the network, and try to connect, but it is asking for a security code that my husband and I do not remember (it’s been two years).  Is there an easy way of finding out what the password is, or perhaps resetting the router and starting from scratch?  We found the disc that came with the router when we bought it, but there is no code.  Thanks!

  • Carol

    I have forgotten my password for my Linksys router…It is model # WRT110
    How can I find it as I want to sent up an Ipad and can’t…Can you help me please

  • kelly

    i have a linksys router WRT54G and when i go to http://192.168.1.1/ and type in admin and pass admin it doesnt work. it used to work though but not anymore.. :/ 

  • iraida aviles

    necesito un codigo para que no me roben la senal me pueden ayudar

  • ALP

    I was trying to connect a new laptop this morning and after resetting my password several times I locked myself out of my account in Linksys Easy Advisor.  Is there anyway I can unlock my account.  I have a wrt54g

  • ashilee

    I held the reset for 30 seco ds but when I put that number into a web browser it just tells me I’m not connected to the Internet… I turned off my pop up blocker and still nothing. Help!

    • Marlon Franco

      you have to connect the computer to the router first, either wirelessly or via lan, before putting the number in the web browser. Please try it again.

  • kara

    does my router have to be plugged into my computer to reset the router password?

  • jerry

    it ask for security key i put the number it show on  bottom of unit does not work  try reset  i use a pin to reset it does not work

  • rose

    these default password are not validating

    • Marlon Franco

      try to reset your router. Follow the instructions in the guide. Thanks

  • irloserboy

     
    the title of this post is ”
    How to Reset a LinkSys Router Password”
     
    but the only real information in this post is, “Once the user passes the login screen, he/she should be able to reconfigure the LinkSys router.”
     
     
    can I get some more details here?
     

    • Marlon Franco

      Hi, it’s just about resetting the router, which can be done by holding the unit’s reset button for 30 seconds.

  • marco

    if u don’t have the disk is came with sorry

  • Abbas

    I can not get the IP  http://192.168.1.1  any other way to access this router? please help me if any IP or any way to access and set password this LINKSYSWIRELESS ROUTER NETWORK SETTING  Thanks
    Besr Regards
    chowara@gmail.com

    • Marlon Franco

      just follow the instructions in the article. If you still can’t follow the reset procedure, then access it using the 192.168.1.1 using the default password. Make sure that your PC is connected to the router either wirelessly or via a lan cable

  • Louise

    Thanks for the help – this worked for me.  Just follow instructions.  thanks again.

  • jeanine

    i forgot my password how can i get it?

  • Patrice

    I have never set a password for my router. Shame on me. I have had it 6 years.  I would like to create a password now. How do i go about doing this?  I am not sure i have any paperwork on the router anymore.

  • Geek Squad Agent

    Generally, you will type 192.168.1.1 in your browser and as you already know it will ask for a password and username. Go to linksys website and they will give you the default password as it corresponds to your model number located on the bottom Side of your router. Once you have logged on, surf through your options (there Are many) leave most things alone if you don’t know what they are. You can change your broadcasting name (ssid) and your password under wireless and security settings. Most cases it is this simple if you have anymore issues. Consult with linksys support. Btw the 192.168.1.1 is your routers ip, you can find this by going to command prompt and typing ipconfig and your routers ip will be known as the default gateway. Geek Squad

    • Stacy h

      I used my Laptop and connected directly to the router. Using the 192.168.1.1. I was taken to Linksys page and noted my settings after giving my name and pasword provided when I set up the system.  I looked under wireless and security tabs and found my pw, which I changed. As it happens I had the pw but was not using caps in areas I should have.  If you want to change your network name or anything you can do that too. I stressed over nothing really. Didn’t have to reset the back of the machine  I recommend against it. Just make the initial pw given to Linksys easily rememberable. Note this isn’t the pw your network requires. it’s for ID purposes only. Good luck!

  • samantha

    i cant connect two ethernet cables at the same time, what should i do ??

  • aldi

    i reset my WRT120G and i still can’t use the default password.

  • Edward

    Hi, i’ve followed all these steps and ive done it before but for some reason this time i cant log into the 192.168.1.1. I reset my router and ive used all of the default user names and passwords that I have found; admin, password, root, and left each blank. I cant log onto it and therefore I cant block my wireless signal. My computer is wireless and I also tried doing this with the computer connected to the router to see if it made a difference but no luck. The router is connected to the DSL modem and everything is working fine with it. I dont know what to do.  Please help if you can, thank you.

  • shwetha. m.v

    what is the username and password for the router linksys? how to find out if I dont know?

  • Ricky

    How do you reset or choose a password for your router?

    Also how do you see all this information of what is your current password, i have seemed to forgotten it. 

  • Muhammed Abdulla

    I have one linksys router WRT120N, but i forget its username & Password. I reset the router but I  cant access the router. Is have any solution

  • Rick16

    I have reset the name of my linksys router and able to get into the settings. When I reset the password on the Administration tab, the number of characters is larger than what I entered. My wireless printer will not accept the password that I set up. Thanks for any assist.

  • Johan

    Hello,
    I tried to reset my linksys wrt54g router to the factory configurations several times but the default username and password don’t work. Any suggestions? As far as I see the comments on this article and on other website don’t handle this problem.
    Thanks, Johan

  • Nachi

    Hey.. I finished reset my router… but nothing happen.. i also try the default username and password..  what can i do.. i forgot my password. please help me

    • Marlon Franco

      OK, what’s the model of the router? After resetting it you should be able to access the router’s setting using the default username and password. Can you try to reset the router again and see what will happen.

  • Anne

    Hi, I changed a setting to https and now I am being told 
    ”google chrome could not connect to 192.168.1.1”
    . Please help!

  • bill

    Hello,

    I bought a Roku and forgot the password for my linksys wrt54g router . I spent 2 hrs with Roku- first we reset the password and I still cannot connect to the roku site.  The agent said it must be an issue with the DCHF something or other with my modem.  Does this make sense.  The router is working fine now and I know the password, but will not connect to roku.

    Thanks in advance

    Bill

  • Tim

    I have a new device that requires to be connected with my wireless network (Linksys) and I have forgotten my wireless password. How is the best way to restore my password?

    Thanks
    Tim

    • karan

      please check if any of your other devices like laptop is working wirelessly then the key can be decoded from windows 7 of those systems , otherwise log in to your router page and see key under wireless settings

      • Bradley Holtan

        That sounds exactly like what i need to do for my forgetful parents. He has a windows 7 laptop that is connected, but he doesn’t know his router password so we can’t connect anything else.  Can you explain in more detail how I can retrieve the password he has? (He doesn’t know where the factory defaults are either). Thanks

    • yousif

      I have a new device that requires to be connected with my wireless network (Linksys) and I have forgotten my wireless password. How is the best way to restore my password?
      Thanks
      Yousif

  • Nathan

    What it the best way to reset my password for my Linksys?

    • Marlon Franco

      It’s in the instructions. Access the router’s gui, then change it there. Thanks

  • Bijay Rajak

    Hi I have my own old Linksys router and it has been created a password too. But my modem not working and i had changed after that my router does not asking password but i would rather love to secure my router because no buddy can access from my router unnecessary. I will be very happy if you could some genouse help for me this matter.

  • Xavier Senior

    Hi, my wireless is up and running, but its open to any user and no matter how many time i click on “administration” and enter the password in both field, it still stays as an open network……what can i do to prevent this :( ?

  • Bob

    Thanks for the help, the instructions were easy to follow and right to the point.

  • Vladimir

    I am trying to remember what my password is on my “linksys

  • Frankie

    Good morning. I conected my router and did all the steps that rewquires you to get conected . I have internet on two computers but on my sharp led tv i dont have full internet service . I get Vudu and all that comes with it but no Netflix or Aquas internet . I called Sharp & Netflix and they said its my Router . I took it off quess and put on secure and now i get partcial internet no Netflix & Aquas internet the rest i get . I also reset the router and still the same . ( Linksys E3200 ) What do you think is my next move ?

  • Steve S

    awesome…thanks. by step 4 I had it my password. Lynksys was trying to charge me 100 bucks for this help…thanks again!

  • eileen bronstein

    I have a linksys router Model no. WAP 4400N
    I Have forgotten my password so I cannot access wi-fi in my home.
    Can you help me.
    thanks eb

  • terridstar@hotmail.com

    I cannot reset my password; I was changing the device to another and now I wish to kep the oringnal device I previously had..

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  • http://www.1001tricks.com Hafis

    Will I loose any server login info which are saved in the router memory while resetting the modem using the reset button??

    • Ajay Khule

      Hi Hafis,
      Once you have reset the router, the username and password will be changed to the defaults, admin and password, respectively.
      Resetting the router will change all of the router settings back to the factory settings. This means you will lose all of the changes you made since you got the router. Make sure to note down any changes you have made, so you can change them back after the reset.

  • Helen

    It is so easy to do, just hold down the rest button for one minute while it is plugged in..done. and if you go to u tube there are instructions on how to put your password in..

  • Alexis Michelle

    When I try and go to the 192.168.1.1. website it tells me that they need a username and password on a different tab that shows up on the screen. Is this normal? I just want a simple way to change my router password!!!!

  • Dawn

    I thought you gave GREAT instructions. Easy to read and follow. Things worked out great for me. I forgot my password so I was unable to conect other devices to the internet. Things are up and running perfectly. Thank you. You rock.

  • Tracy

    I accessed the 192.168.1.1 site a couple of times and changed settings that I need to change. Now, I can’t get back on the site (just to change something again). I even tried going on http://myrouter.local and the page just says “This page can’t be displayed” It gives me 3 suggestions:

    •Make sure the web address http://192.168.1.1 is correct.
    •Look for the page with your search engine.
    •Refresh the page in a few minutes.

    These suggestions don’t help. Why is it all of a sudden not working?