Can’t login to the router


Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I forgot the username and password to my comcast/netgear router. I went to and got to a login screen. I used "admin" for the username and "password" for the credentials. When that didn't work, I pressed the little reset button (the one you need a paperclip to press).

i've also tried admin/admin, admin/1234, [blank]/admin, [blank]/[blank] to no avail.

How can I retrieve the password or fully reset the router?

Best Answer

It's worth trying 1234 or "admin" as the password, but if that doesn't work and you're comfortable losing ALL the settings on the router (including such things as the credentials you need to access the internet), do the following:

1) Unplug the power 2) Press and hold the reset button 3) While holding the reset button, reconnect the power. 4) Continue to hold the reset button for 20 more seconds 5) Wait for router to reboot

Then you can login with admin/password or admin/1234

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