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Forgot router login & password

Last response: in Networking
October 11, 2011 4:50:25 AM

This may be a long shot but...
I misplaced my router (trendnet tew-639gr) login and password.
I'd like to log in and make some changes but I don't want to have to factory reset the thing. Are they any methods of circumventing the login process?

-- Mark
October 11, 2011 5:59:35 AM

Use the cable that came with your router to connect to your computer then go Start then Run in XP - or use the Windows key plus R in Vista and Windows 7, then type in the following into the Open box, including all the spaces:-

cmd /k ipconfig /all

then press Enter and from the black form that shows up, take a note of the numeric code beside the Default Gateway icon - something like

Type exit to close the black form.

Open Internet Explorer and enter that code into the URL address bar as though it was a website. You're then at the login page to the router's settings utility and admin will usually be the login with either admin or password as the password but your router's instruction manual will help you there.

If you're in, seek out Wireless and then Security and take a note of the key. Sometimes it may be a passphrase, some a simple set of letters and others a hexadecimal code. You also may as well note which level of security it is - WEP, WPA or WPA/PSK 2 and then either AES or TKIP. Your computer will already know this but it's handy information to store. Note also that hexadecimal only contains numbers from zero to 9 and letters a to f so there's no confusion of I and O with 1 and 0.

It's adviseable to keep a note of that security key in your Documents folder and also outside the computer.

October 11, 2011 6:04:07 AM

Circumvent, no. Not unless you reset to factory defaults.