Belkin Bug with a Blank Password saying “Current Password is Invalid”

There seems to be a bug with some of Belkin’s Routers where you have a default blank password, you go to try and change it, and it says “Current Password is Invalid.” Follow the steps below on one way we fixed this.


In our example we are on a Belkin Model F5D8235-4 V2. However, we have read and heard of the same bug happening on different Belkin models.

Fix Belkin Bug

Step 1

The first thing to try is upgrading the firmware. If you have done this already, proceed to step 2.

Step 2

Login to the management page. On the left hand side instead of clicking into “System Settings” like you would normally, click into the “Utilities” section (header).


Step 3

Now click on “System Settings.”


Step 4

Accessing the “System Settings” this way (through the Utility page) actually brings up more options and details than accessing it directly from the “System Settings” link on the sidebar. Don’t ask us why.


Step 5

Go ahead and try changing the password now at the top, leaving the current password as blank. Then at the bottom hit “Apply Changes.”


This worked for us! We were able to change the password from blank to something else. Obviously this is a programming issue with their page.

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  • Norman MacLeod

    Thank you! Works with PM00732uk N+ router.

  • Kirti verma

    Reset Belkin Range Extender –
    Folks if you Still have Problems With Extender After Trying this Basic Steps You Must Reset the Extender
    step 1 Look At the Behind Of Your Extender You May See A Reset Key Or Small Hole For Reset.
    step 2 Press the Reset the Key Using Any Tine Paperclip Or Pen And Hold For 30-40 seconds
    step 3 Now Restart Your Extender And Router . After Reset Please Setup Your Range Extender Again.

  • Kirti verma

    I am very sure that While you are here you may want to reset Belkin router password .

    1 If you have Belkin router and want to Know the password first look at the back of your Belkin
    WiFi router there will be user name and password .

    2 You can also login in your router and Get to Know the Belkin router password
    Connect the computer or laptop with router using a cable .

    3 Type on the very top of your browser (URL box ).

    Good luck……..