Wireless Network Troubleshooting: Router Password Reset

It is highly recommended that you should always change default passwords that come with computer and operating systems to more secure passwords, usually consisting of a random combination of letters, digits, and special symbols.

Hopefully, you’ve already taken this sage advice and changed the password on your combination wireless access point/router. Good for you. But what if you later forget the password? Is there any way to get back into your access point/router then?

Fortunately, there is. Most access point/routers have a reset button. It’s usually located on the back or on the bottom of the router’s case. Press this button to restore the access point/router to its factory default settings. That will reset the administrator password to the factory default. It will also reset any other custom settings you’ve applied, so you may have to reconfigure your router to get it working again.