1.    15 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    WIFI Password


    I would like to change my wifi password, but I don't know the user name or password. I do know the ip address. My desktop computer is connected with an ethernet connection. I have the option of wifi and/or ethernet, the ethernet is much faster so I use the ethernet connection. I also have a laptop computer and connect to the internet via wifi. I have given out the current password to several people, but now I would like to be more selective on who gets my wifi password. Everything in Windows 10, and my internet work very well. I am a satisfied user of Windows 10. I have tried the reset button on the back of the router, holding it for 10 seconds to return to factory settings, but that has not worked. I've removed the power cord for a couple of minutes to, didn't work either. I would appreciate any suggestions on how to change the password and user name on my router. Thanks to all who reply.
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  2.    15 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 556
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    After resetting a router there are several default username and passwords you can try.

    Username: admin
    Password: admin

    Username: admin
    Password:

    Username:admin
    Password: password

    EDIT: one more
    Username:
    Password: admin



    If these one of these don't work post the full name and manufacturer of your router and I will find it for you.
    Last edited by sml156; 16 May 2016 at 20:25.
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  3.    16 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    My router is a Cisco linksys 2500. Thank you very much. I tried the list you provided and none of them work. Thanks for helping out.
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  4.    16 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 167
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home

    I used Google and found: The default IP address of Linksys E2500 is 192.168.1.1. The default password is admin and there is no username.
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  5.    16 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,986
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    I've found on the many Routers I've set up that, by design, the Wi-Fi password can't be changed using a Wi-Fi connection, will give error messages. Has to be done with a computer connected by cable to the Router.
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  6.    16 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 556
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Did you hold the reset button for a minimum of 10 seconds.

    Is this the name of your router:
    Cisco Linksys-E2500

    One page I went to said the default password and username was admin admin, and another page I went to said the username was

    Username:
    Password: admin
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  7.    16 May 2016 #7
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,355
    Mac OS Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    I've found on the many Routers I've set up that, by design, the Wi-Fi password can't be changed using a Wi-Fi connection, will give error messages. Has to be done with a computer connected by cable to the Router.
    That is actually false. You can change it via Wifi, but you better have it when you want to reconnect. Otherwise you have to go in with a Ethernet connected computer to fix.
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  8.    16 May 2016 #8
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,355
    Mac OS Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by Puttsboy66 View Post
    My router is a Cisco linksys 2500. Thank you very much. I tried the list you provided and none of them work. Thanks for helping out.
    If you cannot access with "admin" and the default password then someone who manages the router has changed it. You cannot change the Wifi Passphrase without having Administrator access to the Gateway.
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  9.    16 May 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 556
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Did you hold the reset button for a minimum of 10 seconds.

    Is this the name of your router:
    Cisco Linksys-E2500

    One page I went to said the default password and username was admin admin, and another page I went to said the username was

    Username:
    Password: admin
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