My private router is password protected?
Haha, but uh. I forgot the password. And I have no idea where to even locate it or how to retrieve it. Anyone have any guesses? It's a Belkin router I believe
- CanadaRAMLv 79 years agoFavourite answer
There are two main passwords, the administration interface password and the wireless password (key).
(If it is your router, and you have forgotten the admin password, then you will have to reset the router to factory defaults, and re set it up from scratch. Consult the router's owners manual for instructions.)
Choose WPA or WPA2 instead of WEP.. Only choose WEP if your device doesn't support WPA, and set a long password with numbers and punctuation in it.
Set an administrator name and password on the router administration interface so someone can't come in and reset the router.
If you don't want others to see your router, turn off SSID Broadcasting so that the router isn't shouting to the neighbourhood "I'm here"
WRITE DOWN the new settings in the inside cover of the owners manual for next time.
Reset to factory defaults
When you reset the key on the router, you will have to use that new key on all devices that attach by WiFi to the router.
Remember to set an administrative username and password immediately, so it can't be hacked
Read the manual or download the information for your specific router, it varies by brand and model.
- 9 years ago