Forgot my Router Password and cannot login: Recover Router Password

Most of the time in SOHO customer care service, they are getting calls regarding lost router password issues. The complaints are like I forgot my router password, I cannot log in to my wireless router or the password I set for the router is no longer working. Most of the time customer set a different password for their wireless router by changing the default password "admin" and later they fail to recall the password from memory. They need a way to recover their lost router password.


Recover Lost Router Password

Unfortunately for Routers belongs to standard Small Office Home Office devices category, there is no lost password recover procedure like high end routers. So practically we cannot recover the lost password and save the current router settings. Though we have a set of standard steps to troubleshoot this issue.


1. Check for the previous router password


In this step we should try to pick the previous router password from either memory or from any written documents. For an average user, there is a chance that he may write down the router password in his diary or other some papers.



2. Try default user name and password to login router

Some times the user may never change his default router user name and password. So it is worth to try the default user name and password to login his router. Default user name and password is the different combination of admin.

Try the following combination


1. Try both user name and password as admin

2. User name is admin and left password field blank

3. User Name is blank and password is admin


3. Reset Router Settings

If the above two options won't work, the last one is reset and reconfigure your router. To know the steps to reset your router click on the link below.

How to reset a router

After resetting the router you should reconfigure the router to get your Internet connection back. To do this check the link below.

1. Configure D link Wireless Router

2. How to configure BSNL Teracom Modem

3. Setup Belkin Wireless Router

4. Setup Linksys Wireless Router in PPPoE

5. Configure Linksys Wireless Range Expander

If you have a router from different manufacturer, follow the user manual to configure the router better.

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