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

Info updated Feb. 29, 2024

The majority of WatchGuard routers have a default username of admin, a default password of readwrite, and the default IP address of

These WatchGuard credentials are needed when doing a login to the WatchGuard 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 WatchGuard router password, need to reset your WatchGuard 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.

WatchGuard default Password List (Valid February 2024)

Model Default Username Default Password Default IP address
AP120 default factory settings
config config acquired via DHCP
FS2E5W default factory settings
admin readwrite
Firebox SOHO 6 (BF4S16E5W)
Firebox SOHO 6 (BF4S16E5W) default factory settings
user pass
Firebox T35-W (MS3AE5W)
Firebox T35-W (MS3AE5W) default factory settings
admin readwrite
Firebox T55-W (MS5AE5W)
Firebox T55-W (MS5AE5W) default factory settings
admin readwrite

Instructions and common questions

Forgot your WatchGuard router password?

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

Reset WatchGuard router to default password

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

  1. When your WatchGuard 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 WatchGuard router should now be reset to its brand new factory settings, Check the table to see what those are (Most likely admin/readwrite).
If the factory reset didn't work, check out the WatchGuard 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 WatchGuard router with the default password

Make sure that you have followed the reset instructions correctly as the WatchGuard 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.