Recover from a Lost Password

It sometimes happens that you forget the password required to access the web interface. While this could be a major problem, there is a simple way to recover from this.

Every router has a reset button on it, usually recessed to stop you from accidentally pressing it. Use something small to press this button and hold it in for at least 5 seconds but no more than 15 seconds.

When you release the button, after a delay of a few seconds, the old password will be deleted and the router will reboot.

The IP Address of the router remains the same after this operation.

When you next log in to the web interface you will be informed that no password exists and that you should set a new one. No other configuration files are altered by this operation so nothing except the password needs to be re-entered.

Reset Your Router

If you have changed a great many settings on the router and it no long works as you desire, it is possible to reset the router to the state that it had after you flashed it.

Every router has a reset button on it, usually recessed to stop you from accidentally pressing it. Use something small to press this button and hold it in for at least 17 seconds but no more than 60 seconds.

When you release the button, after a delay of a few seconds, the router will reboot and will be back in its flashed state.