How to recover router password?

It is very common that you can’t remember router’s login password after a long time, or you don’t know it’s default ones since you first bought it. Here are steps for you to recover router’s default username and password.

Step 1. Router’s default username and password
Every router comes with default username password in its introduction manual, you need to look for them carefully and don’t miss them with WIFI passwords. And also, router’s default username and password are printed on a label which is on your router’s backside, the label also shows you router’s login address and model. Take Netgear router in the following picture for an example, you can see detailed information on it.

Step 2. Search Router’s brand and model.
If you lost router’s manual or can’t find the label on it, try to find brand and model information on it, sometimes you can see this information in the login address too. After you get them, type router’s brand and model in search engines, there are many updated router pass lists. Another way is to visit router’s official site to get the information.

You can also see the list below for popular router passwords:

Router Brand

Login IP

Username

Password

3Com http://192.168.1.1 admin admin
ASUS http://192.168.1.1 admin admin
Belkin http://192.168.2.1 admin admin
BenQ http://192.168.1.1 admin admin
D-Link http://192.168.0.1 admin admin
Digicom http://192.168.1.254 admin michelangelo
Digicom http://192.168.1.254 user password
Digicom http://192.168.1.254 admin michelangelo
Linksys http://192.168.1.1 admin admin
Netgear http://192.168.0.1 admin password
Sitecom http://192.168.0.1 admin admin
Sitecom http://192.168.0.1 sitecom admin
TP-Link http://192.168.1.1 admin admin
Thomson http://192.168.1.254 user user
US Robotics http://192.168.1.1 admin admin

Step 3. Reset your router.
If you find out you’ve changed your router’s default password before, because you tried to log in to it with default password and can’t work, then you need to reset your router. It’s a very effective and convenient way to recover the default password, as all data will be restored to initial factory settings, so you need to save all data related in case they are not saved anywhere, such as ADSL username and password, firewall rules, wireless network settings.

The right way to reset your router is to find the reset button first. The button is very small and hidden in a small hole next to power port. Find a needle of even a pen, push the button for a while, watch the power light, if the light flashes, then release the reset button, the reset process is finished. And please note that the router need to be powered on during the process.

After all settings are restored, you can log in to your router with it’s default IP address and default username and password, your router should be working fine now.

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