Belkin Router Default Passwords and Usernames

Get administrator access to your new or factory-reset router

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Like most home broadband routers, the administration screens of Belkin routers are password-protected. Default credentials get set on routers at the factory. When you access the router's homepage via its IP address, you'll be prompted to enter them.

If you don't know it already, you'll need to find the default IP address of your Belkin router.

How to Log Into a Belkin Router for the First Time

The default login information for your Belkin router depends on the model. Not all Belkin routers use the same login information so you might have to try a few before you can get in. Try these:

  • Default usernames: admin, Admin, [blank]
  • Default passwords: admin, password, [blank]

As you can see, some Belkin routers use admin as the username, while others may use Admin (with an uppercase A). Using the information above, you can try admin and adminAdmin and password, or even log in without a username or a password (if they're both blank).

Chances are, though, that your Belkin router doesn't have a username by default or it uses admin. Most Belkin routers don't come from the factory with passwords.

Change the default credentials once you get into the router's administrative settings. If you leave them as is, anyone on your network will be free to make changes to the router just by entering the default values above.

If You Can't Get in With the Default Username and Password

If none of the combinations listed work, you or someone else most likely changed the password at some point after purchase, in which case the default password is no longer going to work.

The easiest way to get the default username and password back is to reset the router back to its factory default settings through what's called a hard reset. A hard reset means resetting the router using the physical reset button on the outside of the router (usually on the back end, next to the internet ports). Holding the reset button down for approximately 15 seconds forces the router to restore itself to its default condition, which reinstates the default password and username combination. You may have to wait for at least 1 minute for the router to restart.

Resetting any router not only restores the credentials but also wipes out any custom settings that you've set up, such as a wireless network name/password, DNS servers, and port forwarding settings.

Once you reset the Belkin router, go back to the top of this page and try those default usernames and passwords again.