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how can i reset my password 4 linksys router WRT54GS2 V1, so

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how can i reset my password XXXXX linksys router WRT54GS2 V1, so I can gain access to allow someone else on my network?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Ansh P. replied 5 years ago.

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Hi Welcome to JustAnswer.com Let me know once ready to talk.

Customer :

k

Customer :

shoot

Tech Specialist :

How about getting the password XXXXX than resetting it?

Tech Specialist :

If you remove the password XXXXX unauthorized person in range can connect to your router

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and use your internet

Customer :

how do i do that?

Tech Specialist :

Hmmm

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Do you have any computer connected to Linksys via WIRE?

Customer :

yes

Customer :

desk top

Tech Specialist :

Good

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We can use that to get the wireless password


 

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I will give you step by step instructions

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So that it will be easy for you.

Customer :

ok

Tech Specialist :

Use the desktop to perform these steps

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Open Internet Explorer >


Type http://192.168.1.1 in Address bar >
Hit Enter >


If that fails, use http://192.168.0.1/ instead >


Login page for Router will open >


Leave the user name blank. And use admin for password. If that fails, type admin for both username and password >


Hit Enter >

Customer :

yes

Tech Specialist :

Once inside the router setup, let me know for further instructions.

Customer :

how do i get there?

Tech Specialist :

Open Internet Explorer >


Type http://192.168.1.1 in Address bar >
Hit Enter >


If that fails, use http://192.168.0.1/ instead >


Login page for Router will open >


Leave the user name blank. And use admin for password. If that fails, type admin for both username and password >


Hit Enter >


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Let me know.

Customer :

ok

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Thanks

Customer :

k didnt work

Tech Specialist :

Please try carefully with both the addresses

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from the wired computer

Customer :

tried user blank and admin on both didnt work

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try username=admin and password=admin

Customer :

did that

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try username= and password=admin

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username should be left blank here

Customer :

did that 2

Tech Specialist :

Hmmm

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It seems like you have changed your router's password XXXXX


 

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Do you have any computer connected to router via wireless?

Customer :

yes laptop

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What is the operating system of the laptop?

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Is it Vista?

Customer :

ya thats the proublem and cant rember what password XXXXX

Customer :

yes vista

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Vista 32-bit or 64-bit?

Customer :

32

Customer :

has both but use 32

Customer :

i think

Customer :

so now what?

Tech Specialist :

Can you find it using this guide: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218

Customer :

k 32

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Thanks

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Now

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do this from the vista laptop connected to wireless already

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Download this free tool from here to this computer(which is connected to the router) : http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wirelesskeyview.zip


Open it and double click on the WirelessKeyView.exe file. If that does not show the key, turn your antivirus and firewall off and try again. After noting down the key, turn the firewall/antivirus on.


 


It will list you the network key of your router.

Customer :

k

Tech Specialist :

Thanks

Customer :

how can i test this now?

Tech Specialist :

Have you got the key?

Customer :

i think so

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It will be under key(ASCII) in the WirelessKeyView window

Customer :

ya

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Note it down carefully

Customer :

did

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It will work

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You can test

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by try to connect any device to the wireless.

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trying*

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Do hit the accept to pay me for the time. :)

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Also, do leave me a feeback for sure.

Customer :

what about the user name?

Tech Specialist :

Username is XXXXX XXXXX

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When you try to connect any device to wireless

Customer :

tried didnt work

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it will ask for password XXXXX key

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type it properly

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note that it is case sensitive

Customer :

ok i understand

Customer :

ty

Tech Specialist :

and also try to differentiate between similar alphabets and numbers like 0 and O

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Please do hit the accept.

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Thank you too and merry xmas.

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