Forgot Router/Modem Password of TP-Link, Huawei etc. [Fix]

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Recover-router-passwordAlmost every Router or DSL Modem nowadays come pre-loaded with Web based utility that allows user to configure it according to his/her preferences. The web based interface becomes accessible when you connect the Router to your PC through a Local Area Network (LAN) cable or a WiFi connection. The configuration page usually has an address of “192.168.0.1” that has to be entered on a web browser, once you open that page you will see that it is password protected. Why? because, it prevents other users in the network from accessing and modifying the Internet or Network settings.

Every network setting can be done through Router, for example;

  • Port forwarding (NAT)
  • WiFi password change (WPA2 PSK)
  • Internet Settings from ISP (DSL, Fibre)
  • Bandwidth or Parental Control

How to Recover Forgotten Router Password

You can follow the steps below until you gain access to your Router/Modem Web Utility.

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Try Default Username and Password

Every Router has login credentials written at either top or the bottom of it. The default login details of almost every router is same, however there are some exceptions depending on the manufacturer. If you can’t find details written on your Router, try entering the Router manufacturer name on this database.

For TP-Link and Huawei Routers, you can try the following:

Username: admin
Password: admin

Recover Password from Router Backup File

If you have a Router configuration backup file saved for rainy day. Good news! you can extract the Router password along with PPTP, PPPoE, WiFi and many other passwords using it. There is a program called RouterPassView that does the job, you just need Router backup file for that.

Perform a Factory Reset on your Router (Recommended method)

Factory reset is also known as hard reset. It reverts the router to the original condition that you bought. All your settings, Port forwards, IP Routing and internet settings get wiped away when you do it.

In order to perform a Router Reset, you need to physically get your hands on the router. On the back side of the every router, there’s usually a pinhole button with a reset label on it. Grab a needle or a bent paperclip nearby and then press and hold that button for about 10 seconds and then release. Soon, the router will reboot and turn to its fresh factory settings. Now, you can easily access the Router webpage from its default address, username and password.  Remember, you will have to set WiFi passwords and do settings again from scratch.

Recover Router Password using ROM file Vulnerability (Advanced users only)

Some routers are vulnerable/insecure and they have their firmware ROM file accessible without any password protection.

The ROM file can be accessed at

 192.168.0.1/rom-0

Once you access the address, your web browser automatically starts downloading the ROM file, later you can decompile the ROM for the login details. The problem is that it requires extensive programming knowledge and it only works on old Routers containing Huawei chipset. You can Google your Router model number to find its vulnerabilities.

18 COMMENTS

  1. Justin
    I want to change the password that I created since my kids are abusing the wifi now. ho do I, for Huawei HG532f

  2. I HAVE WOW CABLE -INTERNET. I BOUGHT A LAPTOP AND HOOK IT UP BUT SOMEBODY ELSE IS CONTROLING MY COMPUTER. HELP

  3. @LEE and @nondumiso

    You will have to change your WiFi password by going into security settings of your router. Pick a strong password with special characters and numbers.

    If someone is controlling your Computer, it means you have a trojan backdoor running in background. Install a good antivirus and anti malware combination. If that does not help perform a clean installation of operating system on your machine.

  4. i forget my tplink router username and password, i do not reset router due to configuration reasons… anybody help me is there way to get my router username and password ?

  5. i forget my tplink router username and password, i do not reset router due to configuration reasons… anybody help me is there way to get my router username and password ?

  6. I have an HUAWEI E372 07B0 pocket size pay as you go wifi and I have accidentally wiped it from my iPad I. Have entered the model details on my iPad but do not know the password for it. Can you help please

  7. Hi
    I did a reset on my router yesterday and unfortunately I lead lost the original login password. Am now stranded on how to configure it back to workinget again.
    How do I do it? Please help

  8. My mother’s huawie modem is asking for the username and password,she can’t remember it and I don’t know it… I have tried performing a factory reset and it still won’t log in on the password and username “admin”.

  9. HEY GUYS I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM FORGOT MY USER NAME AND PASSWORD FOR THE ROUTER SO I COULDN’T MANAGE MY ROUTER LIKE CHANGING THE WIFI NAME AND WIFI PASSWORD THEN LAST NIGHT I SEARCHED THE WEB AND CAME ACROSS THIS PAGE I READ IT AND I CHOSE TO RESET MY ROUTER BY USING A NEEDLE TO PRESS AND HOLD THE RESET BUTTON FOR 10SECONDS THE RESET BUTTON IS AT THE BACK BOTTOM OF THE ROUTER AND IT RESETED MY ROUTER USER NAME AND PASSWORD TO ITS DEFAULT WHICH ARE USER AND USER RESPECTIVELY,,,(OTHERS ARE ADMIN BOTH THE PASSWORD AND USERNAME) THEN I WAS ABLE TO MANAGE MY ROUTER AND CHANGE THE NAME AND PASSWORD OF THE WIFI HOWEVER I HAD TO CALL MY SERVICE PROVIDER TO CON FIG THE ROUTER SETTINGS WITH THEIR SERVICES AND EVERYTHING WAS FINE…….SO GUYS IF U HAVING THIS PROBLEM JUST REST THE ROUTER AND CALL YOUR SERVICE PROVIDER IF U DON’T HAVE INTERNET AND TELL THEM U DON’T HAVE CONNECTION THEN IN LESS THAN 5MINUTES U WILL BE CONNECTED……I LIVE IN AFRICA AND THEY TOOK LESS THAN 5MINUTES SO IF U SOMEWHERE BETTER I GUESS IT SHOULD BE QUICKER.

  10. I am forget my password the wi-fi router wuawie 953s-22 so, how to reset the device or password?

  11. i forget my wi-fi wuawei B953s-22 router username and password, i do not reset router due to configuration reasons… anybody help me is there way to get my router username and password ?

  12. i have a wifi router huawei B593 and the sticker in the back was tampered and i cant view the password, because of that i cannot connect to the wifi, i tried the lan connection and connecting it to my laptop but there is still a problem, i cant connect it to the server site, i tried numerous times and also i tried the wps button but the wps wont work, what i should i do to know the wifi’s password?

  13. I have huawei HG8245H router but i forgot my username & password.(Default username and Password is not correct) Huawei HG8245H router can’t rest.How to login this router?
    Plz Reply me

  14. Hello.Brothers i have a HUAWEI modem change its user name and pasword do not take this password.Fisrt i entering user name and pasword only admin .Now this posword does not take please help me about it

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