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Wireless Router Password recovery

by theonlybuster / December 2, 2007 9:20 PM PST

I've been using a Linksys wireless router for a few years now and I haven't had any problems with it. Recently I misplaced the password to the router so now I cannot change any of the options.
Is there any way of retrieving the lost password, recovering it, or resetting it.

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Try this tool
by PudgyOne / December 2, 2007 10:48 PM PST
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Not quite...
by theonlybuster / December 2, 2007 11:50 PM PST
In reply to: Try this tool

The problem is that I don't know what password to enter. The password block is blank and I have to manually enter the password.

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If you didn't change it
by PudgyOne / December 2, 2007 11:57 PM PST
In reply to: Not quite...

The username/password could be

admin (none)
(none) admin
admin admin

If you changed it, then take Jimmy's advice.


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If you
by Jimmy Greystone / December 2, 2007 11:44 PM PST

If you hold in the reset button on the router for some amount of time, it will reset it back to factor defaults. You'll have to check the Linksys website FAQ for the amount of time required.

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by theonlybuster / December 2, 2007 11:55 PM PST
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I've had the problem for the past 2months and during that time I've actually held down the reset button for 10minutes straight as well as leaving it completely unplugged for 3 days.

I'm just curious if there's actually a way, because as far as I've heard there's no "good" method.

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by Papa Echo / December 4, 2007 7:59 AM PST
In reply to: Resetting

...there is a small battery somewhere inside the router which can be removed then replaced...a capacitor which can be "shorted"....a flash memory chip...(all of these keep the password in place) ...

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by theonlybuster / December 4, 2007 8:14 AM PST

Well a friend of mine found a program that basically gets around teh password and resets all the parameters in a router back to the factory default settings. So in short problem fixed. Thanks for everyone's attempts to help.

**Note: I understand that this program can cause ALOT of damage so please do not ask me for a copy as I will not send it to anyone regardless of any reason.

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wireless router problem
by Edrisa / May 3, 2009 9:27 PM PDT

i travelled and wen i came back i was trying to access ma linksys wireless router but the password was not going so i need a help to recover my password back.

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Make use of your router's ...
by Edward ODaniel / May 4, 2009 1:59 AM PDT

user manual to reset it to factory defaults.

If you do not have the manual for your router you can go to the router manufacturer's web site Support and look up the specific model you have and download it.

had you taken the time to provide make and model of your router we could have linked you directly to the manual but since you didn't share you can look it up easily for yourself.

After resetting to default serrings you can make further use of the manual to change the settings ans necessary for your particular situation.

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List of Default Wireless Router Passwords
by desinet1 / January 22, 2010 11:16 AM PST
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by don razor / July 28, 2010 2:31 PM PDT


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