Things to keep in mind while setting the password of SMC® router to a default password
SMC routers use a password to protect it from hackers. It usually comes with a default password like 'admin' or '123'. These passwords can be easily guessed by hackers and can access the router. Thus, you have to change the password to a new and complicated one. But, it is also possible that you may forget the password or there is a chance you may lose the media where you have stored the password. Without entering the proper password, you cannot access the router. In this situation, you need to set the password of the router to its default one. It can also be done if you need to give the router access to other users with its default user name and password.
- Secure the router
- Follow after other troubleshooting steps
- Settings are changed
Secure the router
If you are restoring the password of a SMC router to a default password, you may face some security issues. A default password is easy to guess and intruders can make modifications to the router settings easily. As you are restoring the password, you need to take necessary precautions to prevent hackers. So, you need to follow some advanced steps to safeguard the router.
Follow after other troubleshooting steps
A password reset must be the final step to troubleshoot a SMC router. If you face some issues in the router like Internet not accessible and router not turning on, then you need to cross check the router and its settings to resolve the issue. There are a number of steps which you can take to resolve all these issues. After performing all these steps, you still may not get good results. At this point, you need to restore the password. You are advised to do so as once these changes are made, you cannot undo them.
Another point to be kept in mind while providing a default password in a SMC router is the router settings. You may have made many settings as well as configurations to the router to make it work properly and to allow you make the interface simple. All these may get changed due to the reset password operation.
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