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Old 03-29-2006, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wiring a lady home about a month ago. I traded her a wired router for wireless one (it looked brand new in a box). I assume it to work.

I go to hook somebody wireless network up today. I need to learn how to do it pproperly, so I did my house 1st. it went without a hitch. I go this other person house to hook theirs (with the 1st wireless router) up and find out that it's password protected.

I'm stuck with a no good router unless I can clear it out. how do you reset a wireless router to it's default state?
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There is usually a reset button on the back of the router that you push with a pen, but I'm not sure if that would reset the password. It'd be worth a try, though.
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no dice. thanks though
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Be sure you hold it in for a long time with the paper clip and that you feel the button being pushed. Sometimes the paper clip will go inside the hole and miss the button. There is also a soft reset and a factory reset. Usually when you hold it down for about 10-15 sec it will do a "soft" reset. If you hold it down for about 30 sec it will do a factory reset which will get rid of that custom admin password and restore it to default. With Linksys it is usually User: BLANK Password:admin. I would hold it down and count to 60 just to be extra sure..that is just me though
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my router has a reset button, but most of the time it doesnt work.

In that case, i just unplug it for about 5 mins, and it resets it.
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Be sure you hold it in for a long time with the paper clip and that you feel the button being pushed. Sometimes the paper clip will go inside the hole and miss the button. There is also a soft reset and a factory reset. Usually when you hold it down for about 10-15 sec it will do a "soft" reset. If you hold it down for about 30 sec it will do a factory reset which will get rid of that custom admin password and restore it to default. With Linksys it is usually User: BLANK Password:admin. I would hold it down and count to 60 just to be extra sure..that is just me though
I was doing the opposite

User:admin Password:BLANK like the d-link router.

I think that this router don't work. at my friends house, it pick up the wireless but said it needed the encryption key.

the wire part don't work at all
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