If you forget the username and password of your router, then the first thing to do is to reset the device. But what if in case that you do not want to reset the router for this and just want to recover the username and password. Well, there are some ways to do this. But I could only share perhaps two or three ways available since the rest is going to take a lot of time. Besides, there is auto-ban on some routers once you incorrectly type in the username and passwords for three to five times. So yes, here’s how to find router username and password without resetting. You can try router login at 192.168.1.1.
Some of this method will require that you download apps or software. So if you do not have an internet access as well, you might want to get out and find an internet connection to acquire this software.
How to Find Router Username and Password without Resetting
Method 1: Router Password Kracker
This Router Password Kracker method has the least level of success when trying to crack your router’s security system. This software uses only a dictionary attack. It has its own database of possible passwords that are commonly used all over the world.
So if you used a password that is so unique, this software might not be able to crack it. But if you know that the password belongs to the common words, then you still have a chance for success. And considering that you are the one who created the password and username, there is still a slight chance that you could probably remember some clues about it.
Method 2: RouterPassView
The RouterPassView has a higher success rate if the user made an effort to save the configuration in the local drive of the computer or laptop. This software will be able to decrypt all the codes inside the saved configuration and with enough time, you will be able to get the username and password.
But if you have not done any backups or saved even just the most recent copy of the password and username that you are using then all hopes are gone. As a matter of fact, almost nobody does this anymore. If there are still some people who did this, they are surely just a few because of a certain feature of all routers to date, which brings me to the third method.
Method 3: Look for the sticker at the back of the router
I do not know why you would want to learn the “forgotten” username and password of your router without resetting the device. I could be that it has some sentimental value for you. I guess I will never know.
Aside from that reasoning, there is no reason for you not to look at the sticker with all the credentials you need to access the router’s web UI. When all you have to do is reset the router and take a peek at the sticker then you are done. It brings me to wonder some certain things.
If you do not have the access to the router to touch it and peek on its sticker, it probably is not your router. Or if the sticker is gone for good, you can always call the ISP customer service and provide them your information. Then in just a couple of minutes, you will have your default username and password. That easy.
So why bother with mind-boggling methods when there is an easiest and quickest way to do it? The fact that other methods are time-consuming but you still want to do them confuses me. But whatever your reason that I don’t seem to get, I hope that it is for the good of you and others involved as well.
Illegal actions have repercussions. So if you want to do something illegal, you must be aware that you could go to jail for it. The least bad thing that could happen is to have a conflict with another person. So I would not recommend pursuing this action if you do not own the router.
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