D-Link router error: Please input the User Name

I recently purchased a D-Link router and when I try to login to the admin panel, it was giving an error asking me to input the username, even though it was already populated. Learn how to resolve this error.

I've been struggling with this error for a long time and it took a while to figure out the tricky hack to skip this error and access the admin dashboard on my newly purchased my d-link wireless router.

I was happy that I got a good deal for the D-Link router at Amazon.in but that didn't last long. When I tried to login to the control panel, the user name field was grayed out and was pre-populated with the user name "Admin". However, when I click on the login button, it kept giving me the error "Please input the User Name". This error was weird because the username field is already populated with the default user name and there was no way for me to change it.

DLink wireless router username

I searched in Google and found out that several others have reported the same problem. This error was reported by someone in Yahoo Answers about 7 years ago. Some people have even reported this in the official forum of DLink and there were no useful answers. DLink has suggested many options like clear browser cache, try another browser and so on.

After a lot of trial and error, I figured out the hack to skip this error.

How to solve the error 'Please input the User Name'

The hack to solve this error is, just press enter when you are in the login screen. Place your cursor in the password field and enter the password there. Do not click on the Login button using your mouse. Instead, press enter on your keyword. This will log you in.

Default password for DLink router

If you don't remember the password for your mydilink wireless router, your only option is to reset the router to factory defaults. Use a pin and press for few seconds on the reset hole in the side of the router. Hold the pin pressed until the power button blinks. Then allow 1 minute time to reset the router and turn on.

The default password for DLink router is empty. After you reset, when you try to login, you can leave the password field empty.

Have you encountered the error "Please input the User Name" on your D-Link browser? Did you find any other solution to this? Please share your experience.

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Guest Author: muthu20 May 2015

Thanks a lot for this useful information on how to resolve the error of 'input the user name' in a D-link router.

Guest Author: Muthusivabalan S27 Sep 2015

I just enter the password and click on enter button. It is saying username and password is incorrect. Please give the solution for this.

Guest Author: Surendhra06 Oct 2015

Good post on dealing with router error. Your guidelines worked for me. Thanks.

Guest Author: MLC14 Oct 2015

Hi! Just a thank you - this worked for me too, the important thing for me was to click onto the password field, fill it in, but then - as you write - DON'T CLICK, just press enter.
2015 and this is still a thing... :)
(Mac user, on Chrome)

Guest Author: Venus Cold14 Jan 2016

Perfect. This worked like a charm to workaround the annoying error. Thanks a lot!

Guest Author: Charan Reddy17 Aug 2016

I just enter the password and click on enter button. It is saying username and password is incorrect. Please give the solution for this.

Guest Author: Tahir26 Oct 2017

Please help me. I am getting the same username and password wrong message.

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