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I cannot remember my netgear router password. How can I recover

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I cannot remember my netgear router password. How can I recover it?
Hi, my name is Sergio. Thanks for allowing me to help you.

You should reset the router to the factory settings, this will allow you to access it and change the password.

The default username is XXXXX XXXXX the password XXXXX XXXXX password XXXXX 1234. Try these before resetting the router - skip this if you are sure you have changed it in the past. Open your browser and enter to get to the router configuration page.

If you need to reset it then follow these steps:

  1. Press the reset button on the back until the test light blinks. This takes about 10 seconds. (To avoid accidental resets, the small button is recessed. Use a pen or paperclip to access it.)
  2. Release the button.
  3. Wait for the router to reboot.
  1. Log in with the default password.
    If the router configuration was not cleared, try these additional steps AFTER the router has finished rebooting.
  2. Unplug the router's power.
  1. Press and hold the reset button. While the button is held down, reconnect router's power.
  1. Continue to hold the reset button for 20 seconds after reconnecting the power.
  1. Wait for the router to reboot.
  2. Log in with the default password.

Let me know if you have any problems along the way.

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