Skip to main content

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.

No:Recent Tutorials
How To Power Cycle a Modem
Setup Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router
3 How to Configure Idea 3G on Android Phone
PING: Transmit failed. General Failure
Solution for Destination Net Unreachable - Error
Destination host unreachable
How to Enable Disabled Adapter
Router Cascading Tutorial
Asianet Dataline Cable Broadband Modem WiFi Connectivity
How to Solve TTL Expired in Transit
Ping Request Could not Find Host
How to Block Websites Using D-Link Router In Home
How To Setup Cisco DPC2320 Cable Modem
How to Setup Reliance DSL Broadband Modem
How to Setup D-Link Wireless Router in to Bridge Mode
How to Setup D-Link Wireless Router Manually
How to find Login IP Address of a Router or Modem
How to Reset a Router Manually
How to Restart WZC
Resolve Getting 169.254.X.X (APIPA) Windows Automatic Private IP Address


Kesav Verma said…
hats off man, I was beginning to think i lost my Airtel router forever. Airtel guy installed a modem on my house and left once he connected internet. I was looking for a way to change wireless but i could not login the airtel modem. It says i need authentication to sign in. Airtel guy told me some passwords but none worked so far. So he said just be happy with the current settings for this week and he will come home next Monday. Thanks to you I sign in and changed wireless on my airtel modem.