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Registered: ‎2013-09-17

Recovery of Network Password

N600, WNDR3400. Installed router, wrote password down on sheet of paper..wife threw out in trash! How do I recover:confused: Need PW to get into my Kindle Fire for a book download. Some guidance would be appreciatedSmiley Happy
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Re: Recovery of Network Password

If you lost you router PW then a factory reset( push reset button until power led blinks) to default settings (admin password) will allow you to setup and enter a new router password and enter all your configs. If you know router password log into router under wireless settings to find wireless passphrase. as for kindle fire I have no idea what you're trying to do. contact kindle
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Re: Recovery of Network Password

ibhipru wrote:
wife threw out in trash!


That's kind of drastic for a lost password.

JK Smiley Very Happy

Like searay said, you're gonna have to do a reset on the router and re-enter any changes you made from the default. Unless you previously made a backup of the router's configuration. In which case, after you reset the router, log in with the default credentials and load the configuration file to restore settings.
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WNDR3700v1 (v1.0.7.98NA) - Router uptime (d:h:m:s): 1155:02:31:46 - How To Check and Change Your Router's Firmware: http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=63234
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Re: Recovery of Network Password

I think OP means trash the password notes not the router
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: Recovery of Network Password

searay, I really feel like a dum dum on this so bear with me. Is the admin password you speak of my computer admin password. If so, I don't have one. I'm a single user and never set up a separate admin password. In layman's terms, what do I specifically do after I press the reset button? Why couldn't I simply delete the router from my computer and reinstall from scratch?:confused:
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Re: Recovery of Network Password

Disregard. I found the password. It's on the package. I was thinking I had established a password. Not so.....it is plainly stated on the box the router came in. So, if the question ever arises again. Push the reset button is not the answer.... look on the box would be the first suggestion!
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Re: Recovery of Network Password

It's also in router manual
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: Recovery of Network Password

Have you ever logged into the router's configuration? If you have, then you are aware that the router requires a Username and Password. I'd post a link to the user manual, but you haven't provided the WNDR3400 revision number.

The default Username is "admin" and the default Password is "password" (both without quotes). This only works if, one, you never changed the default credentials (not good). Or two, have reset the router.

If you have changed the default password and have not reset the router, then log into the router with "admin" (without quotes) and whatever Password you chose when you changed the default Password. If you don't have the Password, then you will have to reset the router. See above paragraph for defaults.

The Passphrase' has to do with wireless access and is not a Password (at least as far as Netgear products are concerned). Presuming that you are not using the wireless from the router without security, when asked you would provide the security Passphrase when your wireless device attempts to connect to the router's radio.

So, when you say, "Need PW to get into my Kindle Fire for a book download" it reads like you lost the password to the Kindle. In the off chance this is not what you meant, then it sounds like you lost the Password to the router and not the Passphrase for wireless.

So, now that you know these terms have different meanings, what is it that you actually need?
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WNDR3700v1 (v1.0.7.98NA) - Router uptime (d:h:m:s): 1155:02:31:46 - How To Check and Change Your Router's Firmware: http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=63234
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Re: Recovery of Network Password

ibhipru wrote:
So, if the question ever arises again. Push the reset button is not the answer.... look on the box would be the first suggestion!


Had you read the manual and followed the guidelines you would had changed the password and would had no other option but to use the reset button.
Your initial post stated your wife tossed out the piece of paper with password written on it. Based on that statement a reasonable person would assume you changed it.

So if the wife tosses out the box someday look on the bottom of the router seeing how you probably still haven't changed the password you can find there.
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Re: Recovery of Network Password

ibhipru wrote:
Disregard. I found the password. It's on the package. I was thinking I had established a password. Not so.....it is plainly stated on the box the router came in. So, if the question ever arises again. Push the reset button is not the answer.... look on the box would be the first suggestion!
User already figure out it so this close thread
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