There may be various reasons causing you to think about resetting your password on your Linksys router. If you think that an unauthorized user has access to your network, it can be a serious risk to the security of your network. Once your network is accessible by an unauthorized user, your privacy and data are at serious risk. But resetting the password on a Linksys can help you avoid those potential risks. It does not take more than a few minutes to set a new password on your Linksys router.
To Reset Password on Your Linksys Router
- First of all, you need to locate the reset button on your Linksys router which is usually located on the back panel of the router. Long press the button. You can use a straightened paper clip to press the button properly. If things go right, your router has been restored to its factory settings.
- Now you are required to login and reconfigure the router. You need to connect your computer to an Ethernet port on the router. Launch your Internet browser and enter 192.168.1.1 in the address bar of your router. You will a popup box on your computer screen containing username and password fields. If you are using the latest model of LinkSys router, enter “admin” in both fields. Those using older models of Linksys will leave the first field blank and type “admin” in the password field.
- You have logged in using the default password which you need to change as soon as possible. Go to the Management tab in order to change the password. You must choose a strong password and make sure the password does not contain any personal information.
- Finally, make sure you have enabled WEP or WAP security.
Resetting your Linksys router and changing the router admin password Linksys. Step by step guide. Jump to Resetting the router using the web-based setup page – The router’s default password is “admin” as for the username, For more information, please visit the official Linksys website.