What should I do if I can't log in to my router all of a sudden?
October 29, 2008 1:26 PM   Subscribe

My router password changed itself! I'm using the DD-WRT firmware on WRT54G v7 Linksys router, what can I do?

Hi. I'm 99% sure that I didn't forget the password because I had been tweaking the router a week or two ago, and I had used the same password when installing a router for my friend.

I don't know what's going on, but I can't log on to my router anymore. I'm using the dd-wrt firmware version: DD-WRT v24 RC-7 (04/24/08) micro

What can I do?
posted by rintako to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
There should be a little reset button on the back. Hit it.
posted by Mach5 at 1:35 PM on October 29, 2008

If your computer is still connecting to the router for internet access, you can connect to it over SSH and reset the password.
posted by bcwinters at 1:37 PM on October 29, 2008

"2b) Reset to factory defaults
Press and hold the reset button on the back of the router for 30 seconds. This will clear your NVRAM, the configuration and reset the password to admin.

Be aware that if your router currently has an OpenWRT firmware running on it, then using the reset button may brick your router. Research your current firmware to be safe."

posted by inigo2 at 1:44 PM on October 29, 2008

Are you sure youre using the right username? Sometimes I forget and try to log in as 'admin' when I should be logging on as 'root'
posted by damn dirty ape at 1:48 PM on October 29, 2008

Best answer: Hard Reset

After, the login is root and the password is "admin".
posted by tracert at 1:55 PM on October 29, 2008

After, the login is root and the password is "admin".

tracert, I have a WRT54G v6 Linksys router, and you're half-right. The login is blank; the password is "admin".
posted by IAmBroom at 2:26 PM on October 29, 2008

When DD-WRT is installed, it changes the username to root. Linksys stock firmware has a blank username.
posted by ijoyner at 2:35 PM on October 29, 2008

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