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[TIP] Asus WL-500W Hacks:How To Reset Web Admin Password

Most of you must be knowing by now that I bought the amazing Asus WL-500W router a few days back. This router builds on the great lineage it has in its predecessors, the WL-500g, WL-500g Deluxe, WL-500gP, WL-500gP v2 etc, and shines ahead with being much more than a router, rather a complete headless linux PC. Anyways, to the point. In most routers/modems, if you forget the password to your web-administration gui (which generally resides as, the only option left is to reset the router, thereby losing all your settings etc. But not so with this little beast. If you remember your ssh password (which BTW is available if you have installed a custom firmware on our router), then you can just login through it to your router and execute the following commands to save your skin:

nvram get http_passwd

This will display the current web administration password.

nvram set http_passwd="NewPasswd"

This will set the new password. But remember that you have to enter another command (given below) to make sure that your new password is saved.

nvram commit

Now, just reboot and enjoy :)