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We forgot our Linksys WRT160N network key/password

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If you forgot your Linksys password/network key. You need to reset your router.
I am going to suggest some simple steps for rest. Follow the direction.
1. Connect the router to power Outlet.
2. Use a pen or paperclip to reset the Linksys router.
3. Press the Reset Key Using pen or paperclip And hold it for 30-45 seconds and then release the reset key.
4. Now every setting has been reset and now you can change the router password and settings As you wish.

for Linksys router setup follow
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I hope this will help you.

Posted on Aug 28, 2018


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try to look for wireless settings or wireless security settings and you should have your answer.

if you still have issues, please post back.
please rate the solution if your issue gets resolved, it makes it worth the effort

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