Locked out of your router due to forgotten or misplaced password? It’s no big deal as every person some or the other time in his life faces this problem. So, it is confirmed that you are not an alien. Well, there is one more thing that you can do and that is you can simply put the blame on your busy work schedule and the number of passwords (since there will be so many of them) that you have to remember.
Doing so will at least relieve your neuroticism and reduce the amount of lamenting for losing the password. If this does not work for you, do not worry and check this 192.168.1.1 support guide. It has been designed to help you easily reset your router’s password without going through a round of hassles and troubles.
Since you have lost access to your existing password, we’ll reset it to the default one. So, here we have assumed that you already know what your default password is. If you have some doubt, refer to your router’s original documentation. You can also visit your router manufacturer’s website and look for the default password and username information for your router model.
Here is a word of caution for you and that is this procedure involves hard resetting the router. It erases all your existing settings and configurations for a wired or wireless connection. Since you will have to start from the scratch after resetting the router, you must back up or save your existing router settings before beginning.
Let’s begin! Locate the Reset button, a tiny hole (see the picture) on your router. It will be at the back of your router. Take a sharp object like pen or paper clip and insert it into the Reset hole (as shown in the picture). Press the button and hold for 20-30 seconds. Release it afterwards. You will see that all the light on the router will flicker and then turn off and come back on. Let the router reboot fully.
When done, open your internet browser and type IP address of your router in the address bar. Hit the Enter key to continue. It will take you to the router login page. Enter the default username and password for your router and hit the Enter key. You can also click on the Login or Submit button whatever you see on the screen to continue instead of hitting the Enter key. When in the router setup utility, restore all your previous configurations to start using a wired or wireless connection. You can also now change your default password to a preferred one.
The IP address for a router can be anything from ‘192.168.1.1’, ‘192.168.2.1’, ‘192.168.10.1’, ‘192.168.0.178’, to ‘10.0.0.138/ ‘ etc. The first two IP addresses are universal in most of the router makes. Some router makes and models may have a different IP address as specified by their manufacturers. You can refer to your router’s documentation or website for the IP address information. As far as the default username and password are concerned, a large number of router models use ‘admin’ and ‘password’ alternatively. Yet again, you must check your router’s manual for the information.