D-Link DIR-605L Default Password

DIR-605L Default Password and Other Default Login and Support Info

Picture of a D-Link DIR-605L Wireless Router
D-Link DIR-605L Wireless Router. © D-Link

As with nearly all other D-Link routers, the DIR-605L does not have a default password. This means you can leave that field blank when logging on with these default credentials.

The D-Link DIR-605L does have a default username of admin, however, so be sure to include that when signing in.

The DIR-605L's default IP address is 192.168.0.1 and is used to access the router's administration.

Note: This information is valid for both hardware versions of the D-Link DIR-605L router!

D-Link did not change any default access data from version A to version B.

Help! The DIR-605L Default Password Doesn't Work!

It's definitely recommended to change the DIR-605L default password to something complex, and hard to guess, because leaving it blank obviously isn't a good security practice. However, doing that means maybe you've forgotten the password yourself.

The only option you have if you don't know the DIR-605L password is to reset the router to its factory default settings, meaning the username and password will be restored to their simple defaults listed above.

Here's how to do that:

  1. Turn the DIR-605L around so you have full access to the back of the router.
     
  2. Find your way to the far right side of the back of the router, next to the right antenna, to locate the recessed Reset button (if you can't find it, see Page 3 of the manual below for a picture of this part of the router).
     
  1. Press and hold down the Reset button for 10 seconds. You may need to use a paperclip or other small, pointy tool to get through the hole.
     
  2. Give the router an additional 30 seconds to cycle through the reset procedure and power back on.
     
  3. Remove the power cable from the back of the DIR-605L for just a few seconds and then plug it back in.
     
  1. Wait another 30 seconds for the router to finish starting up.
     
  2. You can now use the default information from above (admin username and a blank password) to get back into your router at the http://192.168.0.1 address.
     
  3. Create a new password for the router and save it somewhere safe so you always have access to it, like in a free password manager.

Now that the D-Link router has been reset, all the custom options you configured in the router, like the wireless password, etc., have been lost and will need to be reconfigured.

I suggest backing up the router's configuration after you've customized all the settings. If you ever need to restore the router again, you can then just reload all those options. You can do this on the DIR-605L via the MAINTENANCE > Save and Restore Settings page.

What to Do When You Can't Access the DIR-605L Router

Like the default username and password mentioned above, the DIR-605L, like all routers, have a default IP address - 192.168.0.1 in the case of this one. Also, like the login credentials, you're able to change the default IP address to something else.

If you're unable to access your D-Link DIR-605L router because you've forgotten what you customized the IP address to, finding it is fortunately much easier than resetting the entire router.

All you have to do is find the default gateway that a computer connected to the router is configured to use.

D-Link DIR-605L Firmware & Manual Links

The D-Link DIR-605L Support page contains all the information about the DIR-605L router that D-Link offers, including software downloads, documents, support videos, and FAQs.

Since there are two hardware versions of the DIR-605L router, there are also two different user manuals. Once you've chosen the version (A or B), you'll see a download link for the user manual. The default credentials and IP address mentioned above are the same for both versions of the DIR-605L, but other details between the two versions may differ.

Important: Having two different hardware versions means you must be certain to download the right firmware too since both versions use different firmware. The most recent firmware releases are available here.

You can find the right hardware version for your DIR-605L at either the bottom or back of the router; look for the letter next to H/W Ver. on the product label.