Belkin Default Login Information (Passwords and Usernames)

Login Credentials for Router Administrators

Belkin router

Like most home broadband routers, the administration screens of Belkin routers are password protected. Since default credentials are set on a router when it's first shipped from the factory, you'll be prompted to log in to a Belkin router when you access its homepage via its IP address.

Note: If you don't know the IP address for your Belkin router, see What Is the Default IP Address of a Belkin Router?.

How to Log in to a Belkin Router

The default login information for Belkin routers depends on the model of the router in question. Since not all Belkin routers use the same login information (though most do), you may have to try a few before you can get in:

  • 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 may 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 either doesn't have a username by default or it uses admin. There's probably not a password on most Belkin routers.

Note: It's recommended that you change these default credentials once you get into the router's administrative settings. If you leave them as is, you can see just how easy it would be for anyone on your network to make changes to the router — they just have to enter in the default values you see above.

What If I Can't Get in With the Default Username and Password?

It's possible that you can't log in to your Belkin router using any combination of the default usernames and passwords from above. If this is the case, you or someone else most likely changed the password at some point after it was purchased, 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 entire router back to its factory default settings. This is accomplished by what's called a hard reset.

A hard reset just means resetting the router using the physical reset button located on the outside of the router (usually found on the back end, next to the internet ports). Holding the reset button down for 30-60 seconds will force the router to restore itself back to its default condition, which will reinstate the default password and username combination.

Important: Resetting any router (even non-Belkin ones) will restore not only the credentials but also any custom settings that may be set up on the router, like a wireless network name/password, DNS servers, port forwarding settings, etc.

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