What should you do in case you forget the router’s password?

The most commonly faced problem nowadays is that we forget the password of the router that connects us to the most addicted prospect of our survival, the Wi-Fi. Here are a few solutions that you may want to when you forget the router’s password.

The First Method in Case You Forget the Router’s Password:

In the first method, we would take help of a laptop with Ethernet port.

  • Plug the router to laptop’s Ethernet port and then navigate to the router’s online settings page. You may take help of default router setting page like 192.168.0.1 or 10.0.01.
  • Here on this page, change any setting you would need admin credentials. These credentials would vary for each brand of router. But in general, most of them have the following details.

  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin; password; 000000000 (nine 0’s); Password
  • Once you are done with this set, go to wireless settings or any sub-page with the similar name. On that page, the information regarding your previous password and username would be available.
  • You may or may not change the password, depending on your wish. But it is recommended to change the password to the one that would be easy for you to remember.
  • Once you change the password, the device would get disconnect immediately and you would have to connect it via Ethernet cable.

The Alternative Method in Case You Forget the Router’s Password:

If the above method fails, you log in to your online router brand’s account and reset the password or regain the password. Follow the below steps for that.

  • Go to the website of the brand of your router with help of another device that has an internet connection.
  • Log in to your online account. In general, the customer’s accounts are registered either on their phone numbers or their official email ids.  
  • Once you have logged in, go to the wireless setting page or a page similar to that.

  • On that page, the information regarding your previous password and username would be available.
  • You may or may not change the password, depending on your wish. But it is recommended to change the password to the one that would be easy for you to remember.

The Final Method (Alternative)  in Case You Forget The Router’s Password:

Even if the second method fails, use the final method. Remember that this method, in general, is not advice as this would erase all your saved information on the internet like bookmarks, history etc. in this method, you would be resetting your router. Here are the steps as to how to reset the router.

  • Take a sharp object like pin, clipboard etc. plug it into the reset button of the router for 30-60 minutes. Press and hold it.
  • You would notice a flash that is an indication that the hard reset is taking place.
  • After few seconds, remove the pin and allow the router to reboot. Leave the router; don’t perform any action while it reboots.
  • Now try logging into your router. Here, to log in, you must use the default username and password that varies for each brand of router. Generally,

Conclusion:

Congratulations! By now you must have cracked into your router. in case if you can not get the routers password do comment below. we will clarify your doubts.

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