How to know my router's login password and username?

By martinxgarrix · 14 replies
Mar 9, 2018
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  1. I want to login into the admin settings of my router but the problem is I don't know the username and password to login into it. I asked my ISP for it. but those morons also don't know (I don't know why they gave me this router then)
     
  2. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Last edited: Mar 9, 2018
  3. martinxgarrix

    martinxgarrix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your reply!!
     
  4. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Your welcome Default is "Password" and "Admin" without the quotes. Let us know how things go!
    Try a common username and password combination: By default, many routers use a blank username and the password “admin” (don’t type the quotes), the username “admin” and a blank password, or “admin” as both the username and password.
     
  5. martinxgarrix

    martinxgarrix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah Sure I will let you know in few hours
     
  6. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    I have a combination router NETGEAR. I have never changed the password. I hate passwords!:D My password is password!
    Hope this helps!
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  7. Gabriel Pike

    Gabriel Pike TS Booster Posts: 133   +31

    You make this security guy cringe.... :eek:
     
  8. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Sorry! :D
     
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  9. martinxgarrix

    martinxgarrix TS Rookie Topic Starter

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  10. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Hi Thanks for your reply. Glad it worked for you!
     
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,063   +1,338

    WARNING TO ALL USERS WITH A ROUTER:

    • you MUST alter the default admin password
    • it is highly recommended that you disable port 8080 (used for remote administration)
    WHY? Because there are only two unknowns between ME and gaining access and control of your router (hopefully you understand that to list both of these is irresponsible).

    The default passwords for ALL routers are already public and a two variable guessing game is not difficult if you know what you are doing.

    @Gabriel Pike -- jump in as you please
     
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  12. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,063   +1,338

    Most likely it's a modem+router and they don't want service calls from users fouling out the modem.
     
  13. Gabriel Pike

    Gabriel Pike TS Booster Posts: 133   +31

    Absolutely agree! I may make a separate post soon that will describe some of the nasty things bad guys can do.
     
  14. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,063   +1,338

    BTW: If you log into your router, you can help yourself and, believe it or not, the whole Internet by disabling UPnP.
    The WiKi says
    This means, your router can be made to not only discover other systems, but to also participate in world wide DDoS attacks.

    Become a "friend of the Internet" - - disable UPnP.

    ps: This is in the router, and not the same as the PnP service of Windows.
     
  15. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,063   +1,338

    Additional thought: DISABLE PING REPLY FROM THE INTERNET.

    You will still have PING inside the Lan, but there's no reason to allow any JoeDoe to scan your ISP connection (aka the WAN side) with Ping. If you do reply, then the culprits knows they probe you with other tools to attempt access. No reply, however suggests there is no active equipment at your address and they will just move on looking for low-hanging-fruit.
     

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