WIFI Password

  1.    15 May 2016 #1

    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. sml156's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       15 May 2016 #2

    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

    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. Posts : 167
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
       16 May 2016 #4

    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. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       16 May 2016 #5

    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. sml156's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       16 May 2016 #6

    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. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.14.3 Beta (18D21c)
       16 May 2016 #7

    Berton said: 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. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.14.3 Beta (18D21c)
       16 May 2016 #8

    Puttsboy66 said: 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. sml156's Avatar
    Posts : 673
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       16 May 2016 #9

    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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