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Reset Password on Cisco® Wireless Router

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Features and benefits of using Cisco wireless router

Cisco introduced several router series which can be used to establish a network both at home and office. Cisco launched wired as well wireless routers for this purpose. Cisco wireless routers are well known for their performance and security. Without a router, you are not able to establish a network. Cisco wireless routers use a username and password for logging in to the device. Using the administrator, login credentials you can change the settings and configuration of your Cisco wireless router. The security features present in Cisco router protects your network from unauthorized access thereby preventing that hackers get in to your network. This router can be used with user created account having user specified username and password. The use of this type of account increases the privacy. In case of an emergency, if the password is lost, you can reset the router configuration back to the factory settings. You can also try other trouble shooting steps to recover the password.

Following are the different ways to reset the password of a Cisco wireless router and the need to reset the password:
  • Need to reset password
  • Master configuration key
  • Factory default settings

Need to reset password

Since the network is connected to wireless, issue may arise while connecting to Internet. The default password provided should be changed for increasing the privacy and security of your network. Sometimes you may forget the password you used to login the router as well as for logging password for the Internet. In that case, you need to somehow retrieve the password. There are different methods for retrieving the password. If all the steps failed, the only way is to reset the router.

Master configuration key

Every Cisco router comes with a master key and a password. In case of emergency, you can use the master username and password to access the router. This method has the advantage that it does not change or reset the configuration and user specified settings of your Cisco router. The master login credentials for every Cisco wireless router can be obtained from the Internet.

Factory default settings

This is the last method whenever all the methods fail to reset the password. Restoring back to factory default settings removes the entire login credentials and settings of your Cisco wireless router. After restoring, you can access the router using the default username and password provided by the manufacturer.


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