Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Linksys Router Won’t Accept Admin Password?

“I have been trying to log in to my Linksys router but it says incorrect password.” Do you have a similar concern? You also can not login to Linksys router because it shows the wrong password error? Well, we can help! Here in this post we have highlighted some quick fixes for the issue that is giving you a headache now. Go through this article and learn what you are supposed to be doing now so that you can log in to your router and reach its web-based management utility.

How to Fix Linksys Router Wrong Password Issue?

We want you to try the hacks given below. After trying each step, you should try to log in and see if the issue has been resolved or not. Bear in mind that troubleshooting the router requires patience. We suggest you read the post carefully and then apply the tips one after the next till you get rid of the problem under discussion.

Please note that the admin password is very much different from the WiFi password. We hope you are not getting confused between both.

1.    Use Correct Password

You should use the correct admin password to log in to your Linksys WiFi router. If you have not changed the admin password during or after the setup process, then use the default password now. In case the admin password has been changed by you then make sure that you are trying to log in using the correct password.

2.    Reboot the Router

At times, some updates are pending and all it requires is a simple push. Also, some technical glitches might be stopping the login process. All you got to do in such cases is to power cycle the router. So, switch your router off and remove the power cable from the power outlet. After about 5 to 10 minutes, plug the router into the socket and switch the router on toggling the power button. See if the Linksys router admin password is working now or not.

3.    Avoid Typing Mistakes

You should be very sure that there is no typing mistake in the password that you have entered in the password field. The passwords are case-sensitive. So type carefully. Also, the Caps Lock key should be disabled. One more thing that you need to be careful of is that the password needs to be entered in the correct field on the login page.

4.    Update the Browser

You may be using a web browser that runs on some older software version. This can be the reason for the login issues. Consider getting your internet browser upgraded to the most recent version. Go to settings and update the browser and then try to log in to your Linksys router via myrouter.local.

5.    Clean Cache

If it says the admin password is incorrect then this could also be due to cache accumulated in the browser. It might be loading the cached pages and hence you are facing login issues. We suggest you delete the accumulated cache, cookies, and other junk files.

6.    Use Alternative Browser

We recommend you use some other browser to log in to your Linksys router now. Maybe the browser that you are using now is not supported. So, use some other browser like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc. Be sure that the browser that you have opted for now is updated and is free from the cache. It should not show the wrong password error now.

7.    Reset the Linksys Router

If you still can not log in then there is a possibility that the password that you are using to log in to your Linksys router is not the correct one. We suggest you reset your router now. This will restore the default settings on the router. That means the password value will be set back to the default value after the Linksys router reset. To reset your router, press and hold the Reset hole using a sharp pointed object for at least 10 seconds. After that, release the button and the current settings will be deleted from the router.

The Final Note

Once you have erased the current configuration settings from the Linksys router, you need to set it up once again. You need to log in to the router on a computer connected to its network. This time, you ought to use the default password to reach the setup page. Once the setup is done, you should update the admin password. We want you to write down the router admin password in your phone or a diary so that you can refer to it in case you forget.

Marc Berman
Marc Berman
Marc Berman is the founder and Editor-in-Chief for Programming Insider, the online destination for network, cable, digital and syndication. Berman has written for a wide range of publications, including Forbes, CBS Watch, Next TV, PromaxBDA, Newspro, Campaign US, The New York Daily News, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Emmy Magazine, and C21 International. He has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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