Most users tend to not know their default usernames and passwords for their routers. This is the simplest thing to perform. All you got to do is just enter in the default username and password of your router, and then you will be able to login into the Admin console panel of your router.
This you can very easily find on the router box or even on the label of the router. However, in the worst case, you could even find it in the manual document that you had received along with the router.
If you neither have the manual nor the router box or even if you are not able to find the default username and password at the label present at the back of the router, the other option is to go to the open-source and check for the list of the default usernames and passwords that are available for different routers that are available in the market.
If you have forgotten the username as well as the password for your router’s admin or the settings panel, then here is what you should do:
Perform a factory reset
If you are having some random knowledge on performing a factory reset and you somehow managed to log in to the router and change its password or username, and in case, you would have forgotten the credentials or have lost those, then the only option is to perform a complete factory reset. Once you have performed a factory reset for your own router, all of the settings that you have performed so far can be reverted to its factory settings including any modified or changed usernames or passwords.
To perform a factory reset, you can as well follow these steps:
- Use a small and sharp object, like a toothpick or a hair clip.
- Search for the small hidden button called the RESET, that you could find at the back of your router.
- Long press and hold that reset button with that sharp object for some time (approximately 10-15 seconds).
- The router will undergo a reboot and after some time, all these things will be reset to factory settings.
- You will now be able to use the default username and password to log in.