What To Do If You Forgot Linksys Router Password
The Linksys router passwords for all are setup at the same time as the initial routersetup and can be changed later, but it is definitely important to reset the password for avoiding unauthorized access to the routers webpage. But once after having set the password one is finding tough to remember his Linksys router password or has simply forgotten it, then following these simple instructions should surely help you out.
1- If you have forgotten your Linksys router password, reset your Linksys router to the first stage i.e. to its factor default settings, and to restore the router configuration to factor defaults, hold the reset button for 30 seconds which will reset default name and access IP address also.
2- Reconfigure the whole system again and manage the Linksys router passwords by connecting the Ethernet ports to the computer while logging into the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will allow you to view a dialog box and ask you for the username and the password to login to your router, in which you should enter admin for both the fields. On the older versions of Linksys routers, the default name is blank and the default password is admin, but for the newer Linksys routers, the default name and the password will be admin only. Once passing off the login screen, the reconfiguration of the Linksys router is done. One can now visit the management tab and change the admin password to some other password to avoid others access to router. Post changing the administrator password; enable the WAP or WEP security so that others are deprived of gaining unauthorized access into your wireless network.
Even after following these instructions and resetting your Linksys router, there could be some glitches for which suggested useful tips can surely help you in case you forget your Linksys router password.
1- Always keep a printed copy of the required important data, by keeping a code and other relevant facts about configurations, etc. for better management of Linksys router passwords.
2- To avoid forgetting the code at the first instance, always choose the right password which is a more complex code and not an easy one so that others find it difficult to guess or access, and keep the printed copy of this complex code safely so that you can restore it when needed.
3- Carefully read the instruction manual before installing and getting the router and the ports to work together efficiently, and educate you to get familiarized with the working of the different components in the router.
by: Tauqeer Hassan