Posted 28 February 2007 - 07:28 PM
mictamcody2000, so sorry, but bleeping computer guidelines forbid answering questions where the sole purpose is to defeat existing security. In this case, your dad has it secured for whatever reason, and should he want to need to make any changes, I'm sure he can figure out how to recover the password. There is no way to recover the existing password.
Smam, there are any number of things that could be affected, or nothing at all; it cimpletely depends on whether or not anything has been changed from the default settings. If you have everything on default settings, then merely resetting the router shouldn't have any negative effects at all. Once powered up, it will acquire a new network address, and it will allot new internal IP numbers to all connected devices. IF you have prot forwarding on for any reason though, then those ports will have to be reconfigured.
Are you sure that you have the correct default password? What sort of router do you have?