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I have a LINKSYS wireless 2.4 Broadband router. Installed

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I have a LINKSYS wireless 2.4 Broadband router. Installed over 5 yrs ago I think. It has worked great! I just bought a new TV etc and want to be able to download netflix movies. However, as i try to use the wireless I find that when it was installed someone in my family must have used a password. I have no clue what the password XXXXX and there fore cannot use it. What can i do? I have no way of using the wireless system now without the password. Is there some way to disable or reset the password??
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Anthony Brewster replied 6 years ago.

Hello, please do this to get your current password XXXXX to reset it.

 

 

1) Open Internet Explorer

2) Type 192.168.1.1 (in the address bar/url at the top) and press enter

 

Username: (LEAVE THIS BLANK)
Password: admin

 


GUIDE w/PICTURES

 

http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=96&vw=1&articleid=3676

 

 

3) Click Wireless

4) Click Wireless Security

 

The WPA Shared Key is your current password, you can leave it as is, or change it and then click save settings and close it out.

 


GUIDE w/PICTURES

 

http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=5927105f59384b2eb79d194330d2e557_3696.xml&pid=96&slnid=26

 


-------------------------------------------FACTORY RESET------------------------------------------------


ONLY TO BE DONE AT LAST RESORT!


NOTE: You will need an ink pen to do this.

 

1) Press and Hold the RESET Button on the back of the router for 1 minute

2) UNplug the Power Cable from the back of the router for 1 minute

3) Plug the Router back up and let it power on

4) Test It

 

Let me know what happens, if any lights change, and if you can get the 192.168.1.1 to work for you.

 

 

Linksys: 1-800-326-7114

 

 

BEST OF LUCK!
GOD BLESS!

 

 

:)

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