Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How to Reset Password in Linksys Wireless Router

The article intends to provide information on resetting password in Linksys wireless router. The information contained in this article is reliable and correct to the date. It is still advised to follow the instructions carefully in order to reset password without any problem.

Linksys router is ranked among the most popular wireless router devices that provide excellent signal strength for wireless browsing, setting up network connection, or sharing a single connection on multiple computers. It often happens that users forget their username and/or password and have difficulty logging in to their router to customize features like password protecting wireless connection etc. Most of the users in such a situation contact their Linksys tech support for assistance. However, the password resetting is comparatively an easy task and can be done without the assistance of Linksys router support.


You will be required to hard reset your Linksys router to restore it to the default configuration settings. To do so, take a slim and sharp pin and push it inside the Reset button, located at the back of the router. Hold the button for 30 seconds and then release it by taking the pin out. The lights will flicker on the router and then come back steady. Thereafter, power cycle the router by taking the power cable out and plugging it back in. You can also use the power button on the router to power off and on instead of taking out the cable.

Once the router is hard reset and powered on, you will be required to reconfigure it. Connect your computer to one of the 4 Ethernet (LAN) ports of the Linksys router and power on both the devices. Ensure that all the lights are lit on the router and the Windows has loaded fully. Open up your internet browser, type ‘’ (without quotes and as is. You can also copy and paste in your address bar) in the address bar, and click on the Go button or hit Enter on the keyboard.

This will take you to the Linksys router login page. Check the login information for your router and enter the username and router. Newer Linksys models have default username and password set to ‘admin’ (without quotes and as is), whereas older models have default password set to ‘admin’ while the username is always blank. Check Additional Tips (given at the end of the article) for more information on login details in Linksys routers.

Once you have entered the username and password, click on the Login button or hit Enter on the keyboard to proceed to the router configuration settings. Click on the Management tab to change your admin password. When finished, exit all the windows and start browsing or playing games.

Below are the models of Linksys router that come shipped with default admin passwords. 

Linksys WRT54G, BEFW11S4: admin
Linksys Comcast routers: comcast
Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Ethernet routers: Administrator
All other Linksys routers: blank (leave the username field blank)

Below mentioned models have default password set to:

Linksys Comcast routers: 1234
Linksys BEFW11S4: blank (leave the password field blank)
All other Linksys routers: admin

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