Internet, Networking, & Security Home Networking Belkin Router Default Passwords and Usernames Get administrator access to your new or factory-reset router by Bradley Mitchell Writer An MIT graduate who brings years of technical experience to articles on SEO, computers, and wireless networking. our editorial process LinkedIn Bradley Mitchell Updated on October 08, 2019 Belkin Home Networking Routers & Firewalls The Wireless Connection Network Hubs ISP Broadband Ethernet Installing & Upgrading Wi-Fi & Wireless Tweet Share Email Like most home broadband routers, the administration screens of Belkin routers are password protected. Default credentials are set on routers at the factory. When you access the router's homepage using its IP address, you'll be prompted to enter the username and password. If you don't know it, check out our article on how 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 a 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] Some Belkin routers use admin as the username, while others may use Admin (with an uppercase A). Using the information above, try admin and admin, Admin and password, or log in without a username and password (if they're both blanks). 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 in the router's administrative settings. If you leave them as is, anyone on the network can make changes to the router by entering the default username and password. If You Can't Get in With the Default Username and Password If the default username and password combinations don't work, the password was changed at some point after the router was purchased, in which case the default password will no longer work. The easiest way to get the default username and password back is to reset the router to its factory default settings through 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, next to the internet ports). Hold the Reset button for approximately 15 seconds to force 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 a full minute for the router to restart. Resetting a router restores the credentials and deletes custom settings that were set up such as a wireless network name and password, DNS servers, and port forwarding settings. After the Belkin router is reset, try the default usernames and passwords again.