There are many reasons why you want to change internet settings and log into your router’s admin page. Possibly, you want to change its previous settings so you can stream fast internet, or probably you want to protect your WI FI network by changing its password or tweaking security options from being hacked.
No matter what the reason is, you must know how to find the router password before you change any settings.
How to Find the Router Password
Method 1: Talk To The Person Who Setup Your Internet
I wanted to start with this approach because it can help decrease headaches. If possible, get in touch with the person who installed your internet. Who knows, it may be your mother, father, girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, spouse, or sibling. Most likely, it’s one of your family’s “techies.”
Inquire whether they are familiar with the username and password for your router’s model. Give it a chance if they do; if they don’t, don’t worry. We can go on to other ways, but sometimes all it takes is asking someone a question to obtain a response.
Method 2: Check Your Router For A Sticker
If the person who set up your home network settings doesn’t know your router’s password, it’s time to have a look at the router itself. Depending on the router’s model, the default login information might be found on the back, bottom, or side.
This is most likely near the sticker with your wireless properties such as password written on it. If you come across a sticker that has both a login username and a password, check it out. Don’t give up hope just yet if it doesn’t work or you can’t find a sticker at all. We have a few more ideas to explore!
Method 3: Try The Default Username & Password
I considered ranking this approach number one, but it requires a little more effort than just asking someone a question. As a result, it ranked third on our list. Router Passwords is an extremely useful website that lists THOUSANDS of different router types and provides the router’s default usernames and the default passwords for each.
I recommend visiting this website and giving it a try. The issue is to discover your router on the site, you’ll need to know your router’s manufacturer and router’s model number. You can find these details on the router itself. If it doesn’t work, try technique number four!
Method 4: Reset Your Router & Try The Default Info
Nobody wants to reset their router to factory settings, but if you’re having problems logging in, this is the most likely solution. To begin, go to Router Passwords and look for your router’s brand and model. Go to your router after you’ve discovered it. On the back, bottom, or side, there will be a little reset button that says “reset” or something similar, or it may simply be a small hole that you can insert a paperclip in.
Hold the button down for 30 seconds to reset your router. This will return your router’s settings to its factory configuration. It will even reset to your default gateway such as the default wi-fi password, so make sure everyone who uses the internet knows you’re doing it before you do it. Try logging in with the router’s default username and default password after the router has completely restarted. It should work at this point.
Method 5: Contact Your ISP
The moans are audible even through the computer monitor. I understand that no one wants to talk to their ISP about anything, but if none of the other options have worked, you may have no choice. You’ll need to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) if you’ve got an ‘all-in-one’ router provided by your ISP.
Therefore, if at all possible, I advise against using ‘all-in-one‘ networking systems A good question to ask your Internet provider is if they know your router’s login information. As long as they set it up, there should be some data available to them. Some ISPs don’t allow you to log into their ‘all-in-one‘ systems, making port forwarding and setting up a hard drive difficult or impossible.
Method 6: Use Router Password Kracker
You can recover your router password with Router Password Kracker, a free software. It’s also good for recovering internet modem passwords with it.
In general, many routers restrict access to resources by enforcing HTTP basic authentication. You will be prompted for your default username and password when using a browser to connect to the router (normally http://192.168.1.1).
If you lose your router or modem configuration password, you will be unable to access it. You can use the Router Password Kracker to quickly recover a forgotten password in these situations.
If you’re having trouble unlocking your security system, try this method. Using this software, you will have access to a global database of passwords that can be used on various systems.
It comes pre-installed with a router dictionary file that illustrates how to use it. Dictionary passwords (also known as wordlists) can be found online in abundance.
As a result, if you use a complex and unique password, this software may be of little use to you. Your chances of success will increase if your passwords contain common words.
If you created the password and username, you’re more likely to remember the specifics of it.
The Router Password Kracker can be used with tools like Crunch wordlist generator or Cupp (Common User Passwords Profiler) to create brute-force files or any custom password list file.
Method 7: Another Way Is To Use Routerpassview
A higher success rate can be achieved with RouterPassView if the configuration is saved locally on your computer or laptop.
It’s important to know that this software is capable of decoding the entire stored configuration’s code. You’ll be able to get the router’s default username and password once you’ve given yourself enough time.
You can back up the configuration of most routers and restore it from that backup file when necessary.
Essential data something like the username and password for the internet service provider (ISP), router login password, and wireless network security key are usually included in the router backup file. RouterPassView can help you recover a lost router password if you have the router’s configuration backup file.
Here is everything you must do to summarise.
Install RouterPassView and run the “RouterPassView.exe” file to access it.
Using Open Router Config File (or Ctrl + O) or dragging your router configuration file to the Router PassView main window, you can then open your router configuration file.
To see a list of wireless keys, you’ll need to use Router PassView to detect and decode the router file. An empty window will appear if the program fails to recognize the file you are attempting to open.
Keep in mind that Windows 2000 through Windows 7 are required.
To find the password, switch to Ascii Text Mode (F3) or Hex Dump Text Mode (F4) after the program has successfully decrypted the list.
How to change the router name and password
Once the browser has accessed your router’s login page, enter the Settings menu of the router. This will be one way or another depending on the router’s brand.
Go to Maintenance > System Tools > Password. You will see the current username and password field for the old and new passwords on the right pane. Write somewhere the new password, you can never get back to the router if you forget it and click on the Save button.
Change the name and password of your Wi-Fi network
A default wi fi network name is provided on routers, whose name and password appear on the router sticker. Changing the wi fi name and wi fi password combination is important because they are easy to hack and could rob you of WiFi, and your name is registered if you have committed an online crime.
To change your Wi-Fi name and password, enter the Basic Settings > Wireless > Wireless Settings and Wireless Security. Find and change your name and password for the Wi-Fi network name.
Now you’ve learned how to discover your router’s password. Entering the router’s back end is a complex process, but plenty of new options open up once you do. This information is useful no matter what you plan to do with it. Once you’ve found your login credentials, be sure to store them securely and please let me know if you run into any issues. We’re more than happy to assist you!