Reset Router Password : change Settings & Preferences


Reset router password needs logging into the router and make changes to settings and preferences as needed. The only way to reset the router password is to restore the router’s default settings.

Resetting can generally be accomplished by pressing the reset button on the router itself.

Follow the simple steps to reset the router password for various brands of router.

  • Netgear
  • Linksys
  • Belkin
  • D-Link
  • Other Router Brands

Reset Router Password : Netgear

1Power on the Netgear routerWait approximately one minute for the router to boot up.
2Locate the “Restore Factory Settings” button on your routerIt is enclosed in a red circle and labeled accordingly.
3Press and hold “Restore Factory Settings” buttonPress for about 7 seconds using a small, thin object like tip of paperclip or a pen.
4Release the button when “Power” light starts blinkingAllow router to fully restart. The router password will be reset when Power light stops blinking and turns solid green or white. The new default router password is “password.”

Reset Router Password : Linksys

1Get “Reset” button on router.The reset button is a small and circular button normally found on the back of the router & labeled accordingly in red ink.
2Verify the router is powered onPress and hold reset button for at least 10 seconds. “Power” LED should blink as you press and hold the reset button. Older routers may need to press & hold the reset button for 30 seconds.
3Reconnect the routerDo the disconnect & reconnect to the power source after the reset is complete.
4Wait for “Power” LED to remain in a solid stateIt takes approximately one minute after reconnecting the router to its power source. The router password is now reset, and the default password should be left blank while logging into the router.
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Reset Router Password : Belkin

1Locate “Reset” button on Belkin router.The reset button is a small and circular button generally located on the back of the router and labeled accordingly.
2Verify router is powered on.Press and hold the reset button for at least 15 seconds.
3Wait at least one minute for the router to restart.Belkin router will be restored to factory settings, and the default password must be left blank when logging into the router.

Reset Router Password : D-Link

1Verify the power modeCheck D-Link router is powered on.
2Press and hold the “Reset” buttonFor about 10 seconds using a small, thin object like the end of a paperclip or pen.
3Release the reset buttonAfter 10 seconds wait, the router to automatically reboot.
4Wait at least 15 seconds after the router reboots before logging in to the router.The router password is now reset, and the default password should be left blank when logging in.

Reset Router Password : Other Router Brands

1Check powerVerify that the router is powered on.
2Check router to locate RESET The reset button is labeled accordingly. Look for a small button or pinhole button that can only be pressed using the end of a pen or paper clip.
3Press and hold reset button for between 10 and 15 secs.This will restore the router to its original factory settings and reset the password in the process.
4Log into router using default username & password.In most cases, the default password will be “admin,” “password,” or left blank. Contact router’s vendor directly to get the default password while experiencing difficulty with logging into the router.

Keep in mind that resetting the router password and restoring the router’s default factory settings will erase settings from the device, like the channel, frequency, and router username. Any settings customized prior to resetting the router must be done again after the reset is complete.

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