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I have a Linksys WAG54G2 ADSL router and I want to change my router. The problem is that I don't know what my ADSL password is (I'm not talking about the router's login page). I contacted my ISP about this and their assistant said the manager won't be there for at least 2 days. I wonder is there any other way I can recover this password from my router itself?

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Routers often have something like a "backup configuration" option that gives you a text file of the settings. Is there one of those on your router? – ed. Oct 1 '11 at 10:40
Can't the ISP assistant simply reset your password to a new one? – laurent Oct 1 '11 at 17:00
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If the password is displayed but masked with ***** on the router's configuration page, typically for your router, you can install the Web Developer toolbar in firefox or chrome and use the option Form -> show passwords to display the password in plain text.

If that doesn't work, then here are 4 more options to recover your ADSL password, as long as you're on a Windows machine.

If you're on Linux or Unix, try this instead.

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Did it work for you? – Paul Oct 3 '11 at 1:16
Yes it worked perfectly. Thank you very much. – Alireza Noori Oct 4 '11 at 16:05

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