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I forgot my username and password for my linksys E3000 router,

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I forgot my username and password XXXXX my linksys E3000 router, can you please help me?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  D.Sandlin replied 3 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer..

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am a member of the expert community here..

We need to reset the router to restore the username and password XXXXX its defaults..

Then once we reset it.. I assume, you will want to name your network again, and then secure it with a wireless password.

first to reset it, the e3000 must be powered on. Then, you need something small like a pin, or the tip of an inkpen.. to insert into the reset hole firmly and press the reset button for at least one minute. If you have done it correctly, you will see all the lights flash for a second together then go out for a second.. When that happens, unplug the router, and plug it back into its power cord.




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The reset button is the very small hole marked in red.



Once reset.. we need to get back in the router, and set the network name and password

To do so

On a computer connected to the linksys now.

Click the link below

Click Me!!

On the page that comes up, it will ask for a username and password.

type in admin for the password, leave the username blank


You are inside the router..

Click on wireless, where it says SSID.. this is your network name.. Name your network something simple.. Like My network, Or whatever seems appropriate. Then, click save settings apply.. Then.. right under wireless, click on the wireless security subtab,

where it says encryption, click it and change it to WPA2 psk

Where it says, PSK / Passphrase / Or Network key .. There is a text box to the right

In that text box is where You will have to type in a new password,

type it in.. and click apply / save settings.

Then.. The router will restart..

You have now reset your router, and secured it once again..

If you get stuck or have any questions, let me know.


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks..worked great..hua
Expert:  D.Sandlin replied 3 years ago.
Hua! Your welcome.. If your good to go..

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