Getting into the settings of a router

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by insomniac321123, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. insomniac321123 macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2006
    I recently was given a linksys router by one of my roommates and am trying to set it up for my parents. My problem is the wireless network is password protected and the settings panel is password protected as well and my roommate does not know either password. I've tried all the usual passwords but none of them are working. Is there anyway to do a hard reset to take all of these passwords off? I do have physical access to the router.

    I know this sounds fishy, so if its a problem to ask just go ahead and delete the thread, but if I could get any help I would appreciate it.
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Most routers have a reset button on them somewhere. Usually if you hold the button down for like 15 seconds or so all the settings usually reverted to default. At least that is how my netgear router works.
  3. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008

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