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Lost password for router

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April 13, 2012 8:13:54 PM

Hello,
could someone please tell me how to reset my routers password an ex employee set it up and now have no access please help

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April 13, 2012 8:40:18 PM

Should be a reset button on the bottom of it. That will reset the whole thing though so if you have wireless settings/passwords that will need to be re-done.
April 14, 2012 1:50:57 AM



How to reset wireless router password?

Press and hold the reset button on the router for 10 to 30 seconds. The location of the reset button varies depending on your router make and model, but it is usually located in a small pin hole on the side or back of the unit. Insert a straightened paper clip into the hole until you feel press down. Your router is now set back to its factory defaults.


Sign in and reconfigure the router following the reset. Connect a PC to an Ethernet port on the router. Open a Web browser and navigate to http://192.168.1.1 / or http://192.168.0.1 / or http://192.168.2.1 /. A window will open, asking you to sign in. On older routers, leave the username field blank and type admin for the password. On newer routers, the default username and password are both set to admin.


Navigate to the Wireless Settings tab after you've signed in and set a new administrator password. For better security, choose a password comprised of random letters and numbers. This makes it a password that is harder to guess.Write down this password and save it in a safe place for future reference.



Then enable WEP or WPA in your Wireless Security settings so that leechers cannot jump on your wireless network.Save this passphrase security key in a safe place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wired_Equivalent_Privacy

Info on WEP security ^

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access

Info on WPA security ^

Use WPA if it is an option because it is more secure.

A List of Router IP adresses below:

3Com: 192.168.1.1
Apple: 10.0.1.1
Asus: 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.220
Belkin: 192.168.2.1, 10.1.1.1
Buffalo: 192.168.11.1
Dell: 192.168.1.1
D-Link: 192.168.0.1, 0.30, 0.50, 1.1, 10.1.1.1
Linksys: 192.168.0.1, 1.1
Microsoft: 192.168.2.1
Motorola: 192.168.10.1, 20.1, 30.1, 62.1, 100.1, 102.1, 1.254
MSI: 192.168.1.254
Netgear: 192.168.0.1, 0.227
Senao: 192.168.0.1
SpeedTouch: 10.0.0.138, 192.168.1.254
Trendnet: 192.168.0.1, 1.1, 2.1, 10.1,
U.S. Robotics: 192.168.1.1, 2.1, 123.254
Zyxel: 192.168.1.1, 2.1, 4.1, 10.1, 1.254, 10.0.0.2, 0.138
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