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How do I Change Wireless Router Password

I have a Belkin N Wireless router that, in my exuberance for security, I gave a 25 character (excluding spaces) password, when I first set it up.  I would really like to change it to something much shorter because setting up other wireless devices, either new or after software crashes, has become a real headache.
I can't seem to find a link to reset the password.  Can this be done.
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You might be able to find it in the online manual for the router... check the manufacture's website for the manual for your specific modem.

I've always done a hard-reset of the unit (removing the existing WiFi setup) and starting from scratch.
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If you are referring to the WPA passphrase, then keep it long, with upper and lowercase letters, and numerals inside. Maybe just keep the passphrase on a USB key in a file, and when you need it in a setup open the file on the PC you need to setup copy/paste it. Mine is 32 characters and I don't think it is a problem when setting up devices.
Have been in the same position myself but unfortunately you will have to reset the device and start from scratch if you want to reset the password but dont remember what it currently is!
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I don't think he means the router's password, but rather that for encryption. The reason is that in order to setup other wireless devices you don't need to login to the router's User Interface. You just need to setup the wireless NIC with the correct ID, encryption type and WPA passphrase.

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Goo o be reminded of all the options.  I am encouraged by Rindi's comment to just leave my WPA passphrase at its current length, since apparently my initial thinking (long, mixed character, mixed case) when I set t up was appropriate.
Thanks, all.

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