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

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September 18, 2012 8:58:14 PM

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

September 19, 2012 9:41:49 PM

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.
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September 19, 2012 10:46:55 PM

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?
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September 19, 2012 11:44:20 PM

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.
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September 20, 2012 10:48:04 PM

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?
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September 23, 2012 7:01:11 PM

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?
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September 23, 2012 8:44:54 PM




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/20...
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September 24, 2012 8:55:39 PM

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/20...


That doesn't work. They don't list my routers username and pass
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September 25, 2012 3:16:17 PM



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?


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September 25, 2012 7:39:02 PM

Saga Lout said:


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.
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September 25, 2012 10:16:58 PM

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.
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September 26, 2012 6:43:41 AM



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.



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September 26, 2012 7:21:23 PM

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.
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September 26, 2012 7:37:47 PM

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.
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September 27, 2012 12:54:38 AM

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.
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September 27, 2012 12:55:25 AM

Best answer selected by Neeliyo.
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