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jeri47803

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I have just replaced my old gateway with a new dell laptop. I use a netgear router. I am aware of how to search for wireless networks, but I password protected my network and now, can't remember my password. Is there any hope or will I have to buy a new router?
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if you can access the router physically then there should be a reset button on the front or back of the router, just press that and it will be reset to factory defaults.
 

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Iconic is basically correct, but check your router's documentation. Sometimes the reset simply 'reboots' the router without changing the settings. What you want is the 'reset to factory defaults' button which usually involves a bit more than just pressing the button.

Often it's done by unplugging or turning off the router, then holding down the reset button while you turn it back on & it reboots-but every router is different. Check your documentation for 'reset to factory defaults'.
 
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For Netgear routers, I can confirm that the reset button on the back of the router just needs to be pressed for 30 seconds with the power still plugged in to reset it to factory settings.
 
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