Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-02-2011

E3000 lost password

I'm sure it's been answered somewhere.  I lost the password for the E3000 router.  I tried the cisco connect software after a reset (or two or three...) and it says that it can't connect and that the password was changed.  I tried to access via the browser ( and tried the user/password trick (admin) and that didn't work.  Any bright ideas out there?

Posts: 2,785
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: E3000 lost password

Connect the computer with the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on your Linksys router . Also make sure the Internet is connected to the router .

Press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds .

Power cycle the router and modem .

Run the Cisco Connect software again and see if that helps you .



Posts: 1,275
Registered: ‎02-02-2008

Re: E3000 lost password

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If you have resetted your router to factory, the default passwords are

username: admin

password: admin

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