How to Reset the Password on a Belkin Wireless Modem

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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.

1 Change the Password

2 Navigate in any Web browser

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

3 Enter your password

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.

4 Click System Settings

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

5 Enter the password

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."

6 Change the Timeout value

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

7 Click Apply Changes

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

8 Reset the Password

9 Power on the Belkin wireless modem

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.

10 And hold the Reset button

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

11 Wait

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

  • Resetting the wireless modem resets all custom settings and deletes your network connection. Reset the modem only as a last resort.
  • The names of fields may differ, depending on the modem you are configuring.

Nick Peers has been writing technology-related articles since 2003. His articles have appeared in dozens of technical publications, including MSN UK, CNET, BBC Who Do You Think You Are, LifeHacker UK and TechRadar. He holds a Masters in information technology degree from the University of East London.