If you want to know how to recover your lost router password or passkey then we recommend you download and install in your PC RouterPassview, a free password recovery tool. It is unavoidable that our overworked brain will suffer memory lapses. I had a problem last week, my Uncle Tony asked me to check out his internet connection at home. He was complaining that his net speed was so slow, he could finish his beer before he gets to his Facebook profile.
First hurdle I had to overcome was he forgot the password to his Linksys WRT110 RangePlus-n Wireless Router. I tried inputting the default admin and 1234 username/password combo but it wouldn’t work. I kept asking what’s his password but he couldn’t remember. Luckily, I found a copy of the router’s config file on his hard drive. Next, I used this very nifty tool from Nirsoft called RouterPassView. I love this freeware portable app. You don’t have to install it; it runs directly from USB drive. Once you have it running, you can read any router’s config file. It opens the config file and lets you see all the previous passwords used on the router since it first got used.
In short, with the help of RouterPassView freeware, I was able to retrieve his old password which enabled me to fix the problem with his lost router password. I tweaked his WiFi channel to a less-crowded one so he can finally enjoy playing Farmville again. Thanks to RouterPassView, I got a free six-pack of beer as a simple reward for recovering a lost router password!
Another strong suit of RouterPassView is its ability to switch from Ascii Text Mode into Hex Dump Text mode which is very useful if you can’t find any password the first time you open a router’s config file. In Hex Dump Text mode, the program opens files without as raw data and without any analysis. This way, you have the option to search out raw data and hopefully, will lead to a successful password recovery. This software is free and is compatible with Windows operating system, Win2000 up to Windows 7.
This freeware works with these routers or any brand that also uses the same components. It is an open secret that companies sell their products with different names but with almost identical parts and software.
- Linksys WRT54GL, and possibly similar models.
- Edimax BR6204WG, and possibly similar models.
- Siemens ADSL SL2-141, and possibly similar models.
- Dynalink RTA1025W, and possibly similar models.
- NETGEAR WGT624, and possibly similar models.
- ASUS WL-520g, and possibly similar models.
- COMTREND 536+ (Only Internet Login)
- US Robotics 9108 ADSL (internet login and admin login)
- D-Link DSL-2540U/BRU/D ADSL2+ and probably D-Link DIR-655 Extreme N Wireless Router