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I forgot the password to my router. years ago, none, is

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I forgot the password ***** my router.
JA: When did you last reset your username and password?
Customer: years ago
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: none
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Ashik replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I'm Ashik. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP

Expert:  Ashik replied 5 months ago.

Did you forget your WiFi/Wireless password ?

Do you have any computer there connected to your WiFi network (not via cable) ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I know my wifi password, but not my router password ***** access the internet on my phone. I had my laptop connected, but the hard drive recently failed so its not working and I'm trying to access the internet on my phone.
Expert:  Ashik replied 5 months ago.

There are two passwords. One is router configuration password ***** is to connect to your router to make changes on it like WiFi password, WiFi name, internet settings etc.

Second is the WiFi/Wireless password. This is the password ***** use on your devices to connect to WiFi network of router, so you can access internet.

So to connect to your router, you need to use WiFi password. Please tell me now which password ***** you looking for

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
one minute, I am trying my my Wifi password ***** my phone
Expert:  Ashik replied 5 months ago.

Ok, take your time.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
is the wifi/wireless password ***** one I have thru my internet carrier?
Expert:  Ashik replied 5 months ago.

Yes. The WiFi or wireless password ***** ***** password ***** need to enter on your phone to connect to your WiFi network (of router). You may see this password ***** the bottom or back of the router. It should say WPA key, passphrase etc.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I will check for that, I cannot at the moment since I am at the library because I have no internet access at home with my laptop down. :( Thank U for your help.
Expert:  Ashik replied 5 months ago.

You're welcome. If you give me the model and make of your router, I will give you instructions to get that password ***** from the router (using your through Ethernet/cable connection).

FYI You can connect your laptop to the router via Ethernet cable and can access internet connection without any password.

Expert:  Ashik replied 5 months ago.

If you have not replaced the hard drive of your laptop, then you can get the password ***** any computer connected to the router via cable. may be you can use your friends' laptop meantime to get the password ?

Expert:  Ashik replied 5 months ago.

Remember, it is possible that your ISP Tech may changed the default WiFi password. In that case, the default password ***** have may not work on your phone. So you need to connect a computer (PC or laptop) to the router via eithernet cable and then you can easily get that changed WiFi password. If you tell me the model and make of the router, I will send you instructions on how to do that.

You can get back to me any time you want via www.justanswer.com or using the email you may received from this website.

Have a great day,

Ashik

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
That's not possible at this time, I have no one locally to assist me :(
I would have to go home and get the make and model of my router.
Expert:  Ashik replied 5 months ago.

If the default password ***** the WiFi password ***** have is not working, then a physical connection via Ethernet to the router from a computer is necessary to get the password. Or you can take the router to any location you have to access to another computer will also work. The router just need to be plugged in to the computer to get the WiFi password ***** the one you have is not working.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
ok
Expert:  Ashik replied 5 months ago.

Let me know how it goes when you get home.

You can get back to me any time you want via www.justanswer.com or via the email you may received from this website.

Good Luck..

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
The default password ***** ***** WPA key on the router?
Expert:  Ashik replied 5 months ago.

Yes

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank You Ashik....
Expert:  Ashik replied 5 months ago.

You're most welcome. Let me know how it goes

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I will.....
Expert:  Ashik replied 5 months ago.

Thanks

(No need to reply back now. I have to be the one to post last reply in here)