How To Reset Your Router’s Password

linksys router thumb How To Reset Your Routers PasswordI received a comment the other day asking me how to reset a router’s username and password back to the default username and password.  I thought this was a great question and worthy of a post.

In order to get your router back to the original settings, you must push in the reset button (usually on the back of the router) for somewhere between 10 and 30 seconds depending on the router.  You may need a pin or something small to push in the button, because it can be recessed.  Once you have reset the router, the username and password will be changed to the defaults, admin and password, respectively.

One thing you must remember is that 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 write down any things you’ve changed, so you can change them back after the reset.  Also, I recommend updating to the latest firmware after the reset.

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17 Comments

  1. Fatdaddy 0129
    Mar 25, 2012 @ 11:05:00

    if u change the passsword to lock router ,, n ulost it what do u reset?

  2. Joeyyugioh
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 06:26:00

    Please consider checking out what is the password and username for the Thomson-Alcatel TG782 model.  I can’t seem the find it anywhere.

  3. Petersonent
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 19:07:00

    how do i find out my apple wireless router password.  I set it up a year ago and cant remember the password to be used by guest

  4. Arijan_zdelar
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 07:00:00

    i dont know my username and password of router i need it for my Mulitplayer minecraft server can some help me please :(