How to Reset a Password for a Dlink Router

Wireless routers are small devices that broadcast the Internet to a home or office. D-Link routers, like all others, perform this task by broadcasting on a particular frequency that computer wireless cards scan for. Factors such as interference, firmware corruption and inappropriate setting changes can render a router ineffective. You may lose the ability to access the router if you forget the password. Any of these circumstances can be remedied by resetting the router to factory defaults.

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Insert the thumbtack into the small hole on the back of the router marked "Reset." Hold the thumbtack into position for 10 seconds.

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Open your Web browser, enter the D-link router's IP address into the URL field and press Enter. The IP address of D-link routers is usually "192.168.0.1."

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Click within the white box to the right of the "ID" entry, type "admin" then press Enter. Leave the password field blank.

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Click "Tools" located at the upper-left side of the page.

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Point the mouse cursor to the "Administrative Settings" box located on the right side of the page.

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Enter a new password in the box labelled "Administrative Password."

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Enter the password a second time in the box labelled "Confirm Password." Click "Apply."