In Progress Lost Router password

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Heat Sink

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Hello guys. I seem to be in real trouble and I hope someone can help.
After several years I have bought a new smart TV with the intention of connecting it to my network to use Netflix and Utube.
I already have a TV connected to both these mediums for video streaming.
On setting up the new TV, it requires the original password for my router.
This is long forgotten. Is there some way of retrieving the password or starting again with a new one.?
 

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Thanks everyone. First Dougie. It is a NETGEAR Telstra 282D-5G supplied by Telstra as part of the connection package.
Rusties The router came with a plastic card like a credit card. This I think had a number on it. Cant find it.
Samuria. I am looking at this now but my NETGEAR number is not listed. I have to try some numbers to see if they work as they are saying on the site that NETGEAR uses common numbers for several routers.
Thanks, that site helps a lot.
Will let you know when I succeed.
 
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Just to add to what Dougie said, if you have previously changed the password from the default you will have to reset the device before the default username and password will be reset. This is normally done by inserting a paper clip into a reset hole usually in the rear, and holding it in for 10-15 seconds.