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How to get to your router settings when you dont know the usernam pass

So here's my problem,

I want to access my wireless router settings but i don't know my username or pass its my network however I can't access it. Is there a way to retrieve it?

Thanks

Router - TRENDnet TEW-431 BRP
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  1. Press the reset button on the back of the router (you will need a paper clip or something that fits into the reset button hole). Then with a computer connected by Ethernet cable open your browser and type 192.168.0.1 and hit enter.
  2. RealBeast said:
    Press the reset button on the back of the router (you will need a paper clip or something that fits into the reset button hole). Then with a computer connected by Ethernet cable open your browser and type 192.168.0.1 and hit enter.


    I tried doing that but there's just a hole there and no button? Is there a way to do it from your computer?
  3. Download the manual: http://downloads.trendnet.com/TEW-431BRP/Manual/

    Then read up on how to do a factory reset.
  4. Neeliyo said:
    I tried doing that but there's just a hole there and no button? Is there a way to do it from your computer?
    The button is in the hole so you need a straightened out paper clip to depress it, and need to hold it down for 15 seconds.
  5. RealBeast said:
    The button is in the hole so you need a straightened out paper clip to depress it, and need to hold it down for 15 seconds.


    I tried that I use a paperclip a toothpick but theres no button?
  6. ex_bubblehead said:
    Download the manual: http://downloads.trendnet.com/TEW-431BRP/Manual/

    Then read up on how to do a factory reset.

    I checked it but it doesn't say how. Is the username my network name and pass my networks pass?
  7. RealBeast said:
    The button is in the hole so you need a straightened out paper clip to depress it, and need to hold it down for 15 seconds.


    This is weird i tried doing exactly what you said but no luck?



  8. Find or Change Your Internet Security Passphrase


    1)Open the web browser that you use: Firefox,Google Chrome,IE,or Opera and type in the IP address for your router,and press the Enter key.
    http://www.routeripaddress.com/ < Router ip addresses can be found here

    2)A window will open and then type in your routers default username and password,and press the Enter key again

    http://www.routerpasswords.com/ < Router usernames and passwords found here
    ***** Username and Password may also be located on the side or bottom of your router *****

    3)Navigate to the Wireless Security\Network Security Settings Tab and open to locate or change your WEP or WPA Security Passphrase.
    Use WPA because it provides better security.

    4)Write this Security Passphrase down and put it in a safe place to access when needed.

    5)Save settings and close your browser.


    For more info about WEP and WPA Wireless Security visit link below.
    http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Computer_Science/2007/WEP_WPA_wireless_security.asp
  9. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l546/area51reopened/RouterSecurity.jpg


    Find or Change Your Internet Security Passphrase


    1)Open the web browser that you use: Firefox,Google Chrome,IE,or Opera and type in the IP address for your router,and press the Enter key.
    http://www.routeripaddress.com/ < Router ip addresses can be found here

    2)A window will open and then type in your routers default username and password,and press the Enter key again

    http://www.routerpasswords.com/ < Router usernames and passwords found here
    ***** Username and Password may also be located on the side or bottom of your router *****

    3)Navigate to the Wireless Security\Network Security Settings Tab and open to locate or change your WEP or WPA Security Passphrase.
    Use WPA because it provides better security.

    4)Write this Security Passphrase down and put it in a safe place to access when needed.

    5)Save settings and close your browser.


    For more info about WEP and WPA Wireless Security visit link below.
    http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Computer_Science/2007/WEP_WPA_wireless_security.asp


    That doesn't work. They don't list my routers username and pass
  10. SR-71 Blackbird said:


    Tried admin admin nothing seems to work.


  11. Try admin and leave the password field blank and if that fails, try admin and password.

    If there really isn't a button in that hole, are there any screws to dismantle the device?



  12. Try admin and leave the password field blank and if that fails, try admin and password.

    If there really isn't a button in that hole, are there any screws to dismantle the device?



    I tried everything you said. There is a reset button but when i put a paper clip in nothing happens.
  13. I would take the case cover off if possible as Saga Lout suggests -- there should be a button there, but perhaps it fell off (or was never installed) and you can short the solder points to get a reset.


  14. Press the button in and after about five seconds, then power the router off. Keeping the button pressed in, wait for a minute before powering up again. If that doesn't do it, it's a dead duck.


  15. RealBeast said:
    I would take the case cover off if possible as Saga Lout suggests -- there should be a button there, but perhaps it fell off (or was never installed) and you can short the solder points to get a reset.


    I was going to open it but what if i break it or something goes wrong.
  16. Best answer
    Neeliyo said:
    I was going to open it but what if i break it or something goes wrong.
    That is a very old G router so I doubt that there is any warranty left and it has no value if it doesn't work, so what do you have to lose? You can open and fix pretty much anything -- just do it carefully and use common sense as you proceed. An equal quality N router would cost about $25, so if you can fix it you can save a few bucks.
  17. RealBeast said:
    That is a very old G router so I doubt that there is any warranty left and it has no value if it doesn't work, so what do you have to lose? You can open and fix pretty much anything -- just do it carefully and use common sense as you proceed. An equal quality N router would cost about $25, so if you can fix it you can save a few bucks.


    Thank you so much for your help :) In the end I'm just going to get a new router and modem. I'm looking at Cisco.
  18. Best answer selected by Neeliyo.
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