You can protect your Belkin wireless modem router as well as your personal information from unauthorized access by setting a password on the device. Users who attempt to connect to the modem will be prompted for the password. Assuming you know the password, you can change it by using the modem's Web interface. If you don't know the password, you must reset the modem to access this interface. Resetting the modem restores it to the default settings; your custom settings will be erased and cannot be recovered.

Change the Password

Step 1

Navigate in any Web browser to "192.168.2.1" to access the modem's Web-based interface.

Step 2

Enter your password into the Password field and click the "Submit" button to log in to the interface. You must know the password or you won't be able to log in. If you didn't set a password, leave the field blank.

Step 3

Click "System Settings" in the Utilities section of the left navigation pane.

Step 4

Enter the password into the "Type in current password" field. If you didn't set a password, leave the field blank. Enter the new password into the "Type in new password" and "Confirm new password" fields and click "Apply Changes."

Step 5

Change the Timeout value if you prefer to configure the router to log you out automatically after a period of time.

Step 6

Click "Apply Changes" to change the password. You'll need to enter the new password to continue using the Web interface.

Reset the Password

Step 1

Power on the Belkin wireless modem if it isn't already turned on, and then locate the Reset button on the back of the device. The location of the button may vary, depending on the model you need to reset.

Step 2

Press and hold the Reset button for 15 seconds. The router automatically reboots when it resets.

Step 3

Wait approximately one minute until the router restarts, and then navigate to "192.168.2.1" using any Web browser. Leave the Password field blank and click "Submit" to connect to the Web-based interface.