Forgot Router Password? How to reset Netgear, Linksys, Xfinity, ASUS, Cisco, Comcast, Verizon outer & change the default password? Find a way to Recover Username Password Login to Router Admin IP Address 192.168.1.1.
High are the chances that you don’t know your router’s default username and password, and that is the reason you’re looking forward to resetting your Netgear, Xfinity, Linksys, Cisco, ASUS, Comcast, etc different router passwords. If you haven’t changed the default username and password then check this link for the list of default usernames and password for various routers. If you changed your password for the administrator account for privacy purposes, but you forgot your router password then worry not. Here is a detailed step by step guide for how to reset your Asus / Netgear / Linksys etc Router to default settings.
Alternatively, most of the time there is a small sticker on your router itself mentioning the username and password. Locate that sticker and you’re good to go.
Also, if you’ve received a manual with your router then you should try looking for the default credentials and specific methods to reset your router.
HOW TO FIND ROUTER IP ADDRESS
If you want to set up a new Router or want to configure your network, then you will need a Router IP Address. In this way, you can access it. Thus, login to your Router to change settings. Now, Important question is, How to Find the Router IP Address to log in immediately? Any clue! Yes! There are some default IP addresses like 192.168.0.1 (Link), 10.0.0.0.1 (Link), or 192.168.2.1 (Link), which helps you to log in. We’ve also mentioned some of the Router IP address in our below post. Check them now!
HOW TO CHANGE 192.16811 ROUTER PASSWORD
It is really easy to change the Router Password by following the given methods. If you want to change it then you can easily do. All you need to do is,
Access Router admin page
Now go to advanced settings
Nextly click on Router Admin
Now Change Password. Here you’ve to enter Old and New Password.
Click to Save now and you’re Done!
192.168.1.1 – 192.168.l.l ROUTER IP ADDRESS
192.168.l.l Router IP Address: If you want to login to your router then you can use the default IP address. As we know that each Router has its Default IP address. So, here we are sharing a list of all the 192.168.1. Router IP address with default Username and password.
ROUTER IP ADDRESS, DEFAULT USERNAME, AND PASSWORD:
One thing you’ve to understand, the Router interface is not like Facebook. You just cannot hit “Forgot Password” and receive a reset link on your “registered email address”. What you need to do is, hard reset your router which will restore the factory settings. Just like when you perform a factory reset in your phone via recovery mode. Follow the steps mentioned for recovering the router password.
Locate a tiny hole in your router.
It will look like the picture shown above.
And now press in that hole for about 15-20 seconds.
You can use a safety pin or any needle. (Well, I used my sister’s earrings to do the job).
After some 20 seconds of holding, your router’s lights will blink. (Though this may or may not be the case for all the routers)
Now you can use the default IP address to access the router interface. And then use the default username and password for logging in.
NOTE: ALL THE SETTINGS OF YOUR ROUTER WILL BE RESET TO THE FACTORY ONES. THAT MEANS, IF YOU’VE SET UP PORT FORWARDING, MAC FILTERING, OR ANY SPECIFIC SECURITY PROTOCOLS THEN YOU NEED TO DO ALL OF THAT AGAIN. ALSO, THE PASSWORD WILL BE THE ONE MENTIONED ON YOUR ROUTER OR IN YOUR MANUAL.
How to change default router password
Just like you’ve access to the network settings of your router, anyone with the password of your wifi can change the network settings. To stay secure and private, change the default username and password of your router. For doing so, follow the mentioned steps. Now, all the routers have different interfaces and settings so here I’ll be taking Linksys as an example to show you. But you can pretty much get the basic understanding and proceed on your own for any router.
Login to your router settings.
Click on the administration tab.
Under the management section, enter your new router password.
You need to re-enter the password for confirming.
Click on save settings.
Now you’ve to re-enter the new password on all your old devices which were earlier connected to your network.
Congratulations, you’ve successfully secured your connection!
FORWARD PORTS WITHOUT USING A PASSWORD
If you don’t know the password and want to forward ports then you can do it easily by using Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). Many different routers allow applications to instruct the router to open ports. And, here users are likely to find the option in connection settings alongside the port configuration. UPnP-enabled routers will automatically open the ports. In the case of automatic forwarding of ports supported by an application, the NAT-PMP establishes network address translation settings and port forwarding configurations in an automated manner. UPnP PortMapper enables you to forward any ports you like.
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