Router password recovery

Being unable to login to your router or modem is a frequent problem many users encounter when trying to administer their network. Typical reasons why this happens is that your network was setup many years ago or your ISP set it up without giving you any information about it or you inherited the network from someone.

Recovering router password could be ta tricky task. Here we will give various approaches you can use to fix it.

- It sounds obvious but still it won't hurt to find the person or company who set up the network and ask them for any credentials they used or where to find them.

- Try to look on the bottom of the router and/or modem. Very frequently ISPs write important login information there.

- Use default passwords. We provide several popular default combinations below.

- Try to analyze if you really need access to the router for the task you want to perform. Frequently many things could be configured locally on the computer without accessing router.

- Reset router/modem. It is the last resort since it will reset your network settings and you may have to set up your internet connection and routing from scratch. So we only advice it if nothing from above works.

Below are some default router password combinations you can use. Check if you router supports them.

Combination 1:

Username: admin

Password: (empty - don't type anything into password field)

Combination 2:

Username: admin

Password: admin

Combination 3:

Username: administrator

Password: (empty - don't type anything into password field)

Combination 4:

Username: administrator:

Password: admin

Combination 5:

Username: administrator

Password: administrator