Netgear DG834 v2 - Retrieve Lost login username and password.

Running win 2000.
I have a customer who has a Netgear DG834 V2 Modem Router.
My predecessor made some configuration modifications, and (wisely ?) changed the entry Login and Passwords. (They used to be "admin" and "password").

Naturally these new login and password details have been lost.

I'm sure the router needs a firmware update, but I don't want to simply reset the entire thing.  I want to know if there are any special firewall settings or port forwarding.

Is there any way to retrieve the changed username and password details ?  I'm aware the DG834 is built around a linux engine.  

Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Considere reset to"default" and reconfigure it again.
There should be a small buton somewhere close to power cord.
There is no way to retrieve the username and password from the router.  Sorry for your troubles.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
There might the way , but it is not worses it. Might take forewere to figure out.
I presume you've seen the KB article on the Netgear site...   it explains how to perform a full "factory reset".
Yes, you will lose all of your current settings, but it will reset the password
Bertie_PostlethwaiteAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the comments input so far. I was hoping there was some way to access the information via the linux side of things.  It looks like I'll have to perform a reset and take the consequences.

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Networking

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.