Atheros Default Usernames & Passwords
The default credentials needed to login to your Atheros router

Info updated June 2, 2023

The majority of Atheros routers have a default username of Admin, a default password of 5up, and the default IP address of

These Atheros credentials are needed when doing a login to the Atheros router's web interface to change any settings.
Since some of the models don't follow the standards, you can see those in the table below.

Below the table are also instructions on what to do incase you forget your Atheros router password, need to reset your Atheros router to its factory default password, or the password reset doesn't work.

Tip: Press ctrl+f (or cmd+f on Mac) to quickly search for your model number.

Atheros default Password List (Valid June 2023)

Model Default Username Default Password Default IP address
AR5BAP-00030 default factory settings
Admin 5up
AR5BAP-00031 default factory settings
Admin 5up
AR5BAP-00032 default factory settings
Admin 5up
AR5BAP-00033 default factory settings
Admin 5up

Instructions and common questions

Forgot your Atheros router password?

Have you changed the username and/or password of your Atheros router and forgotten what you changed it to?
Don't worry: all Atheros routers come with a default factory set password that you can revert to by following the instructions below.

Reset Atheros router to default password

If you decide to revert your Atheros router to it's factory defaults, you should do the 30-30-30 reset as follows:

  1. When your Atheros router is powered on, press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds.
  2. While still holding the reset button pressed, unplug the power of the router and hold the reset button for another 30 seconds
  3. While still holding the reset button down, turn on the power to the unit again and hold for another 30 seconds.

Your Atheros router should now be reset to its brand new factory settings, Check the table to see what those are (Most likely Admin/5up).
If the factory reset didn't work, check out the Atheros 30 30 30 factory reset guide .

Important: Remember to change the default username and password to increase the security of your router after the factory reset, as the default passwords are available all over the web (like here).

I still can't access my Atheros router with the default password

Make sure that you have followed the reset instructions correctly as the Atheros routers should always rever to their factory default settings when reset.
Otherwise, there is always the risk that your router is damaged and might need to be repaired or replaced.