|The router must be powered on when you press the reset switch for at least the minimum number of seconds. |
If the reset switch is inside the case where you can't see it
- are you sure you're pressing in the right place ?
- you must use something that is stiff enough to push with, e.g. a skinny potato skewer, a rigid wire.
- you must be pushing straight inwards.
- you should be able to feel the switch move slightly when you press against it.
If that doesn't help, remove the cover and press the reset switch when it's powered on.
The default password for what ? The one to get into the router's configuration ?
The default password and user name can be different depending on what region the router was sold in, and what revision or version of the model is .
Make sure you're consulting the manual for the router model for correct revision or version and for the region it was sold in.
If the router, or combo router / high speed modem, was provided by your ISP, sometimes the default user name and/or password have been altered to the ISP's wishes - look on the ISP's web site for support info about the router, or combo router / high speed modem - they may have custom modified instructions.
Are you able to access the router's configuration logon screen ?
If you're not, you can't access the router wirelessly unless the security settings for both the wireless adapter and the router are compatible with each other.
In that case you must either connect a network cable from wired network adapter on the same computer the wireless adapter is on to the router, or you must connect to the router via wired or working wireless connection on another computer that's connected to the same router.
NOTE that resetting the routers configuration settings to default may DISABLE wireless broadcast by default.