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    forgot router password

    I can't remember my router password/username. Is there anything I can do other than reset it? Id hate to reset it because then I'll lose net access until I res-et up everything.

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    What's the make and model of the router?
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    just reset the router. you're basically asking us how to hack into a router. that's a no-no.

    closing thread.

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    router p-word redux (or dammit mods that's not what i was asking)

    I wasn't asking how to hack a router, I was asking if there is a way to do a soft reset (i.e. just the password and stuff) rather than a full blown reset. It's a linksys beww11s4,

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    no there isn't. that's why I said you have to do the full reset. write it down next time.

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    You can try the default setup unless you changed it. Otherwise there isn't anything else to do besides a reset.
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    Ok, well I just somehow remembered it...now to figure out why it wont let my laptop get an IP address.
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    you got lucky. it's nothing personal, but asking us how to retrieve a password is not kosher. I know you had a legitimate request, but the information could be used in a negative way.

    a soft reset will NOT reset the password. it's just a reboot.

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    By the way, Linksys routers allow you to back up your settings to a hard drive. Maybe you should do that now?
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