Before resetting your router to its default settings, you should first try using the default username and password to log in. It's possible that they were never changed in the first place. And since resetting the router resets all of its settings, it's worth trying those default credentials first. Besides, you'll need them anyway if you end up resetting the router to its factory default settings. There are several ways to find this information:

Read your router's manual: Different models of routers—even ones from the same manufacturer—often have different username and password combinations. To locate the default username and password for the router, look in its manual. If you've lost the manual, you can often find it by searching for your router's model number and "manual" on Google. Or just search for your router's model and "default password".

Before hard resetting your router, we suggest that try a few troubleshooting steps that might get you logged in. Follow these three steps to troubleshoot. Make sure that you are using IP address to log in to your router. If you are unsure of your router's IP address then please take a look at our How to Find Your Router's IP Addresses page.

If you are unable to at&t router login, try logging in to your router using your router's default user name and password. The default router user names and passwords for each router can be accessed on our default user name and password page. If the steps above were not enough to get you logged in to your router then it's time to hard reset your router. Please note that hard resetting your router will reset all of your router's settings to their default settings. Your router might use a different default IP address than the IP address you are currently using.

Look for a sticker on the router itself: Some routers—particularly those that may have come from your Internet service provider—ship with unique passwords. These passwords are sometimes printed on a sticker on the router itself.

Try a common username and password combination: By default, many routers use a blank username and the password "admin" (don't type the quotes), the username "admin" and a blank password, or "admin" as both the username and password.

Performing a hard reset on your router will reset your router to its factory default settings. This means that the router user name and password will be reset to their default settings also. After hard resetting your router you should be able to log in using the default user name and password for your router.

If you can't access the router's web-based setup page or forgot the router's password, you may reset the router to its default factory settings. To do this, press and hold the Reset button for 10 seconds. Resetting your router to its default factory settings will also reset your router's password. The router's default password is "admin" as for the username, just leave the field blank. Make sure that the Power LED of the router is blinking when you press the Reset button. This indicates that the router is being reset properly. The location of the Reset button may vary for every model. Older Linksys devices may require pressing and holding the Reset button for 30 seconds to complete the reset process.

You can always down the router default passwords software, which is compatible with devices running Windows 7 and above. Next, you only need to extract the software and continue using it. The tool will try to find the IP address attached with your router and provide a link for your router to access its interface. Just click on this link to direct you to the router console page without having to detect IP addresses manually. Moving on, you can choose the router or modem you are using, and the software will locate the default username and password of your router. Finally, you can copy the credentials into the interface and login. If you don’t find your router brand listed then you can always try to use default passwords of the same product line.

On the back or bottom of your router you should find a small pin sized reset button. While your router is plugged in, press and hold your router's reset button for 30 seconds. You may have to use a paperclip or pin to press your router's reset button. You should notice your router's lights flicker and flash. That is an indication that your hard reset is taking effect. After you've held your router's reset button down for 30 full seconds, allow the router to reboot. (Just leave your router alone for a few minutes and allow it to gather itself.) Finally, try logging in to your router once more. Remember that you must now use the default user name and password for your router. If you still are having difficulty logging in to your router, go back to TroubleShooting Step #1 and rinse and repeat.

Anthony Lewis on in Misc