By resetting the wireless home router to default factory settings you would reset your router’s password to ‘password’ and username to ‘admin.’ You can consider taking this step if you experience any trouble with accessing the internet via your router, or if you have forgotten or lost your router’s password. 192.168.o.1 Admin When you would reset your router then this will result in changes of following settings:
- Username and password of router
- Username and password of Wi-Fi
- Username and password of ISP
- Any firewall settings that you have done
- Any port forwards that you have set up
- All kinds of configuration changes that you have done to your router
Resetting the router is a serious business, and if you still want to do it, then there are two ways of doing it.
- Make use of a sharp object like a paper clip or a pen to press and hold the restore factory settings button on the rear panel of the router, for about 8 seconds, till the Power light starts blinking.
- Release the button of restore factory settings and wait for the router to restart. The Power Light must stop blinking and become solid amber.
A systematic approach to this process is explained as follow:
- Find the reset button on the back side of your router – It is a very small button and recessed to avoid experiencing any accidental resets.
- For the next step, you would need a sharp paper clip or pen to press and hold the reset button for a couple of seconds – You need to hold the reset button in this position till the test light instigates to blink. It may require for around 7 to 10 seconds.
- Releasing the reset button – As soon as you would release the reset button, the router will restart with basic configuration settings to default.
- Login Details – You now need to login to the router with use of default username and password. For most of the routers, the default username is ‘admin, ’ and the default password is ‘1234’ or ‘password.’
Finding the Router
Once the router is back, you must be able to login to it. The internal IP address of your router must be the same. If in case you are not aware of your router’s internal IP address you can employ Router Detector to locate your router on the network. 192.168.0.1 IP Login You may then type the internal IP address of the router into the address bar of the browser and press enter. If you do not have any information, then you need to Google the details by mentioning the accurate model number and brand of your device.
For those who have a DSL Router, you need to contact the ISP for WAN password to link to the internet. If you are not aware of the type of router, then you need to check the back of the router.