Looking for the Linksys BEFSR81 default password? You probably have little reason to access your router on a regular basis so don't feel too bad if you've forgotten the BEFSR81 default password.
However, when you're troubleshooting a network problem and need to get in to the device, the BEFSR81 default password suddenly becomes very important.
For most versions of the Linksys BEFSR81, the default password is admin. As with most passwords, the BEFSR81 default password is case sensitive.
In addition to the BEFSR81 default password, you can also see the BEFSR81 default username and BEFSR81 default IP address in the table below.
If I have that information, I'll include the exact BEFSR81 version number along with the correct default password. You can usually find your Linksys BEFSR81 version number on the bottom of the router.
Help! The BEFSR81 Default Password Doesn't Work!
At some point during the life of your particular Cisco Linksys BEFSR81, the default password, username, and/or IP address might have been changed.
In most cases, if the Linksys BEFSR81 default IP address has been changed, the new IP address for the BEFSR81 will be the same as the default gateway IP address configured for your network connection.
See How To Find the Default Gateway IP Address for help.
In situations where the BEFSR81 default password or BEFSR81 default username has changed, you'll need to reset the Linksys BEFSR81 to factory defaults. You can usually do that via a special button or sequence of actions.
The BEFSR81 manual will have specific directions for performing a factory default reset. You can download the manual for the BEFSR81 from Linksys Support.
BEFSR81 Default Password & Other Default Login Data
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