Recover Router Password

Follow our steps below to recover your router's username and password.

SOLUTION#1: DEFAULT ROUTER USERNAME & PASSWORD

Default username and password are specified in the router documentation. They are marked on a label along with the router’s serial number and login address. If this label or the documentation is unavailable for any reason, you may read SOLUTION#2.

SOLUTION#2: DEFAULT USERNAME AND PASSWORD IN OUR DATABASE

All routers have a default username and password. You can check our databse to find out your router username and password: Default Router Passwords. Then, write down the username and password and go to your router IP address. Read this article if you don't know your router's IP address: How to find your router IP address.

SOLUTION#3: RESET YOUR ROUTER

If SOLUTION#1 and #2 don't work, you may try resetting your router.

(Warning: Resetting will wipe all configuration changes done on network settings, forwarded ports, parental controls, and custom passwords on the router)

How to perform a factory reset:

  1. On the back of your router, locate the Restore Factory Settings or Reset button.
  2. Use a paper clip or similar object, press and hold the Restore Factory Settings or Reset button for about 7 ~ 10 seconds.
  3. Release the Restore Factory Settings or Reset button and wait for your router to reboot. After the factory reset is completed, the Power light stops blinking and lights solid green. (Note: The Power light on newer router models lights solid white. The factory default settings are restored)

Now you can log into the router using your default username and password.

SOLUTION#4: FORWARD PORTS WITHOUT USING A PASSWORD

You can also forward ports without knowing the password using Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). Several routers allow applications to instruct the router to open ports. UPnP-enabled routers will automatically open the ports. If an application supports automatic forwarding of ports, the users are likely to find the option in connection settings alongside the port configuration. NAT-PMP establishes network address translation settings and port forwarding configurations in an automated manner. UPnP PortMapper allows you to forward any ports you like.