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What is Mikrotik Default Password?

What is Mikrotik Default Password? Everyone can forget a password - it happens even to those with the best memory. While some passwords can easily be reset such as your email and social media passwords, others require a bit more work. One of such cumbersome systems is MikroTik network hardware. While it is an excellent product, certain tasks are more difficult to carry out than you expect. Recovering a forgotten password is virtually impossible, however, you can factory reset it if you have actual physical access to the hardware. Today, we will show you how to reset the MikroTik router back to the default username and password. Read on to find out.

17 Sep, 21 by Antoniy Yushkevych 6 min Read

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MikroTik is one of the well-established businesses that provide a comprehensive solution for wireless connection requirements. Home network and internet service providers' primary operations are the two aspects on which it aims.

Since its inception, the MikroTik Company has been at the forefront of developing high-quality routers and wireless IP systems for the enterprise. These routers have been provided in almost every region globally, providing consumers with a whole new experience. Their complex UI doesn't allow you to change the password or retrieve it quickly. There are, however, specific ways following which you can do so. Here we've provided a complete overview of where to find the Mikrotik default password and its retrieval process. Have a look.

When a MikroTik router is bought for the first time, it is configured using the factory defaults. To get access to the user interface, each of the routers uses a unique IP address. The administration panel provides you with the ability to customize several settings to suit your needs. Changes may be made to these default settings, including unique passcodes and modifications that enhance the router's performance while performing specific tasks. The default login and password for MikroTik routers is 'admin'. There is no password required. To keep your router safe, you must establish a passphrase that is unique to it. In this way, it is possible to prohibit unauthorized users from obtaining access to the router's interface.

Your router's administration panel has many options that may be customized after you have gained access to it. The IP address is the first item you'll need to get your hands on. The IP address 192.168.88.1 is used by the majority of MikroTik routers. If you cannot locate your IP address, the best option is to look it up on the internet or the manufacturer's website.

Since you now know your IP address, you may use any web browser to access the internet, such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and so on. Type the following address in the URL text box: http://192.168.88.1, and then press the 'Enter' key to submit the request.

You will be prompted to enter your login credentials in a new prompt window, which will display once you click OK—the MikroTik router logs in using the login "admin" and leaves the password field empty. To continue to the next stage, click on the 'Login' or 'OK' button, respectively.

After completing the login steps, you will be redirected to the main page of your router. You can customize any of the parameters to meet your needs. The most effective method of securing your MikroTik router is to create a new password containing various characters. It is always a good idea to keep it secure if you forget where you put it in the future.

However, if somehow you forgot your password, you have to reset the router to its default settings. Using this method, all of your previous customizations will be erased, and your router will be reset to its factory defaults. When you connect to your router for the first time, you will be prompted to provide the default username and password.

Most MikroTik routers' default username and password are admin and no password, with the default IP address being 192.168.88.1. These MikroTik credentials are required to log into the MikroTik router's web interface to make any configuration changes.

Tip: To quickly search for your model number, press the keys Ctrl+F (or cmd+F on a Mac).

But when you updated your MikroTik router's login or password and then forgot which one you used in the first place? Don't panic; all MikroTik routers come with a factory-set password that you may recover by reading the directions described in the next section. Reset your MikroTik default password. If you wish to return your MikroTik router to factory settings, you may do so by performing the 30-30-30 reset as described below.

  • To force your MikroTik router to restart, press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds while it is switched on.
  • Press and hold the reset button for around 30 seconds to disable the router's power and continue to hold down the reset button.
  • To complete the process, keep the reset button down while turning on the device a second time and holding it down for another 30 seconds.

The factory default settings for your MikroTik router should now be restored. 

If it doesn't work, restart your router and try again. If the factory reset does not fix the problem, see the MikroTik 30 30 30 factory reset instructions for further information.

Important note: If you do a factory reset on your router, be careful to change the default login and password to enhance your router's security, as the MikroTik default password options are readily available on the internet.

Still unable to get into my MikroTik router with the default password?

For the MikroTik routers to continually return to their factory default settings after being reset, you must strictly follow the instructions. In any case, there is always the possibility that your router has been damaged and will need to be fixed or completely replaced.

The ability to retrieve your MikroTik user password if you accidentally forget is possible if you make it a habit to back up your MikroTik configuration files routinely. There are two ways for recovering the MikroTik user password from a backup configuration file that has not been encrypted. This strategy may be successful if used to retrieve forgotten login and passwords since we will know the approximate username and password combination that was used, increasing the likelihood of success compared to if we are attempting to hack into someone's Mikrotik Router.

Antoniy Yushkevych

Master of word when it comes to technology, internet and privacy. I'm also your usual guy that always aims for the best result and takes a skateboard to work. If you need me, you will find me at the office's Counter-Strike championships on Fridays or at a.yushkevych@monovm.com