How do I reset my router if I lost the password or can not access my administration settings?

 

How to reset Linksys and Netgear FlashRouters with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware.

  • While the router is plugged in, find the reset button located on the (bottom/back) of the router. You will need a pin or pencil to hold down the button for 15 seconds. 
  • You will see the lights on the back of the router flash simultaneously and this is how you know you have reset the router. 
  • Let the router sit for about a minute and then power cycle the router.

How to reset Asus FlashRouters with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware.

  • While the router is powered off press and hold the WPS button on the back of the router. Power up the router while continuing to hold the WPS. Continue to hold for 15 seconds as the router powers on.
  • You will see the lights on the back of the router flash simultaneously and this is how you know you have reset the router.
  • Let the router sit for about a minute and then reboot.

After a reset you will be able to access the router by going to 192.168.1.1 in your web browser.

For DD-WRT users you will be ask to set a new username and password for access to the FlashRouter's DD-WRT settings. 

For Tomato users the default username and password for access to the FlashRouter's Tomato settings will be:

username: admin
password: admin

To change your username and password for access to the FlashRouter's Tomato settings go to the Administration > Admin Access page and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

You can then proceed with changing your Local IP Address to avoid conflict with other routers or modems in your network:

Important Note: If you provided us with your VPN login information upon placing your order we have a backup file of your working settings saved that can be loaded to restore the FlashRouter after a reset. If this is the case email support@flashrouters.com.

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